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Friendship. Betrayal. Healing. And moving on. Robot Dreams depicts twelve months in dreams and quiet moments in the life of a dog and a robot. Now in paperback from Square Fish.

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Sara Varon is a graphic novelist and children's book author/illustrator living in Chicago. She is the author of Robot Dreams, which has been adapted into an Oscar-nominated animated feature film. Her other books include Odd Duck, Bake Sale, New Shoes, Hold Hands, My Pencil and Me, and the Detective Sweet Pea series. Her work has received many accolades--among others, Hold Hands was named a Best Children's Book of 2019 by the New York Times; Odd Duck was selected by Kirkus Reviews as one of the Best Children's Books of 2013; Bake Sale was chosen as a YALSA Great Graphic Novel of 2012; and Robot Dreams was on Oprah's Kids' Reading List in 2008. In 2013, Sara was a recipient of the Sendak Fellowship. saravaron.com


A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A PW Best Book of the Year
An ALSC Notable Children's Book
A YALSA Great Graphic Novel "Tender, funny and wise." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Invested with true emotion." --Booklist, starred review "This almost wordless (and dialogue-free) graphic novel is by turns funny and poignant . . . it will stay with readers long after they put it down." --School Library Journal, starred review "Sophisticatedly understated, with subtle gestural cues and colors in a minor key, yet the blossoming friendship between the dog and the robot is unmistakably joyful." --Kirkus Reviews "This is one of those rare pieces that truly qualifies as an all-ages graphic novel, with a wordless story (save for the occasional bits of signage, printed ephemera, and free-floating sound effects and exclamations) packed with enough droll events to engage primary-schoolers, and bittersweet observations on the mutable nature of friendships best understood by those who've been around long enough to win some and lose some." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Recommended Book "Emotional experiences are shared without a word in this graphic novel that elicits laughter, tears, and a realization of the complexity of friendships." --NCTE Notable Book in the Language Arts Review

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