Somebody is doing a book search.

JOdel at JOdel at
Sat Jan 22 15:10:12 EST 2005

Someone sent me an inquery regarding a children's fantasy book that she is 
trying to find. It rang no bells with me, but it sounds unique enough to me that 
if anyone here *has* read it, they'd probably recall enough to do a 
reasonable Google search on it.

>>I was wondering if you could help me locate a children's book I fell in 
love with years ago. I don’t remember the title, but I do remember the plot - 
mysterious and spooky. I have tried every buzz word I can think of on google and 
amazon, but I come up empty = so here goes:

This was a book I read in the 1970's but was older than that - its story line 
was about a girl who is in the hospital (an iron lung perhaps) who has no one 
to talk to and nothing to play with until she is given a pencil and a pad or 
notebook of paper -- she draws a mysterious land and when she sleeps she is 
there - - she gives the rocks in her mysterious land eyes with which to see... 
and the adventures start - -  towards the end, things turn dark and there is 
another little boy in the dream world - (and apparently in the hospital) - and 
before she is released she draws the pencil into the last drawing so that the 
little boy can have it - it appears in the dream world and when she awakens its 
no longer in her hospital room. 

I assume because there was reference to an iron lung that the book is pre 
1970s and perhaps British - if you have ANY ideas as to the name or author of 
this book, I would love to re-discover it again - - it was mesmerizing.<<
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