Dream World Defenders

(7 customer reviews)


What would you do if you could do anything?

This is the question Parker, Justin, Blake, Owen, Kaylee and Ryan ask themselves, when they arrive in the dream world. Of course they had to face their own fears first.
Nightmares consisting of being chased, falling and arriving in class wearing just your underwear were keeping them all awake at night. But Ryan’s mom had taught him about dreams including how to control his dreams, so helping these five was just the beginning.



Short Excerpt:

“We made it!” Everyone screamed. They cheered, jumped up and down and high fived each other. “This is so awesome!” “Totally!” “We’re free!” “We can do whatever we want!” “Yeah!” “Go anywhere we want!” “No rules!” “No curfew!” “No bedtime!” “No vegetables at dinner!” “We are the coolest kids in the world!” “In the universe!” “Yeah!” They all stared at each other, smiling brightly, excited… they continued to stare, eyes shifting, right and left. They looked at each other, carefully, curiously. Their faces went from excitement to confusion. “Uh… what do we want to do?” “I don’t know. What do you want to do?” “Any ideas?” “Uh…” They continued to stand there. Some shifted their feet on the ground, others wrung their hands together. “Uh…” Deep in thought, Parker tried to come up with something to do. He pressed the bridge of his glasses back up his nose. The act of repositioning his glasses had become so routine; he’d never even given it much thought, until now. It was annoying. This was the dream world. He shouldn’t have to wear glasses! Just then Parker declared boldly, “Well I’m not wearing glasses here!” He took off his glasses and threw them to the ground. He stomped on them then looked up at the shocked faces of the others. He saw Kaylee’s freckles dotting her face. He read the logo on Justin’s black shirt. He scrunched his eyes then widened them. “Guys! I’ve got perfect vision!” Everyone looked at him curiously. “Well,” said Kaylee, ever the wise one, “of course you do. If you want it, you can have it. We are in the dream world.”

Additional information

Weight .8 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 8 in

No, Yes

7 reviews for Dream World Defenders

  1. Marge

    My son is not an avid reader, he tends to pick up a book and start it but not finish it. This book held his attention and really excited him towards the end. He couldn’t put it down then wanted to read it again when he was done! I think the author did an excellent job at telling a story that will keep children’s interests piqued.

  2. Stefanie

    Dreamworld Defenders is a roller coaster ride of adventures! Kathleen Shields entertains readers with a fast-paced story with engaging characters and plot twists that are not to be believed. I’ve read several books by this author and feel this is her best book yet. If you love dreaming you can fly, or that your a rock star, or that your a hero – this is the book for you.

  3. Laura

    My son wanted me to tell you, he loves your book. He asked me, “Mom is it ok if I read it again?” My response was, “Of course, it’s yours – read it all you want!” He goes on to say, “You have to hear this so I’m going to read it to you too!” He loves it soooo much. Thank you, this book has been THE book to get him reading on his own.

  4. Bobby

    I read your New Book last night & I have to tell you…YOU ARE ONE CREATIVE LADY!! I told a good friend of mine about your book as he ‘home schools’ his 9 to 11 yr granddaughters AND on Monday, the lessons they are starting are, “Writing your own story’…..He flipped out when I told him about your book. I’m sure you will have stories from them.

  5. Linda

    WOW! What an amazing adventure! The story captivated me from the beginning and when the children started their big adventure, I simply couldn’t put the book down. Kathleen has out done herself with this book.

  6. Samantha

    My son couldn’t put this book down. You got his attention and held it for hours. I couldn’t believe it!

  7. Mamta Madhavan

    Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite

    Dream World Defenders by Kathleen J. Shields is a story filled with adventure, fantasy, and whimsy, and will pull readers into the world of six kids – Blake, Justin, Kaylee, Owen, Parker, and Ryan – who find themselves in the dream world. They find themselves having nightmares of being chased, coming to class in their underwear, and falling. This keeps them awake at night and they want to know how to control their dreams. Ryan knows how to control his dreams as his mother had taught him, and now it rests on his shoulders to teach the others how to handle their nightmarish dreams. Will he succeed in helping the other five or will they get trapped in their dreams and never wake up?

    The theme is original and the dreams these kids experience are magical and will transport readers to another dimension, making them imagine and become more creative in their thinking. The six kids are adorable, real, and relatable, and young readers can connect well with them and their problems. The plot is not only adventurous, but also challenging, and has layers to it that will keep readers glued to the book till the very end. The author’s narration is descriptive, colorful, and vivid, and that makes the scenes and characters come alive in front of readers’ eyes.

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