- File Size: 2002 KB
- Print Length: 106 pages
- Publisher: DV Books (July 14, 2016)
- Publication Date: July 14, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01IISL9SM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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This book is a work of fiction that incorporates both fictional and historical characters and settings. The names and physical characteristics of many historical figures have been altered to fit the comical framework of the narrative.
A list of these characters appears at the end, along with their real-life counterparts and a brief description of each to help eliminate any misconceptions. In regards to all other fictional creations herein, any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales are entirely coincidental.
Published 2016 DV Books, an imprint of Digital Vista, inc. Copyright © 2015 Rich DiSilvio (aka Mark Poe)
Rich DiSilvio writes as a note of introduction :
"Meet My Famous Friends " (published in 2016) is another whimsical picture book by my alter ego. It features colorful renditions of some of the great characters imagined in this book, like Hippopotamus Bosch, Michelanjello, Lionardo, and many others, like Vincent van Goat, Albert Eine-Stein, Thomas Edisun, George Washingmachine and many more!"
Who is the DreamWeaver? and he speaks to Danny:
“Because this is my domain, Danny. I’m the dreamweaver. As you’ll see, I even hold the eminent role of narrator and main character in this fantastical world. You, my friend, are just a dreaming spectator, so you might as well relax and listen. Or you can choose to daydream, like you normally do. But I have a fascinating tale to tell, whether you listen or not.”
“So please, relax. This is not a combative video game that relies on shooting and killing people. No, no, this dream is far above such base actions and savage behaviors. I would like to take you on a different kind of adventure, one filled with a little mystery and suspense, a touch of humor, and perhaps even educational in some way. But I guarantee it will be imaginative.”
The above describes the sense of the story where the reader can sit back and enjoy the ride. An intelligent and interesting approach to inform young adults and adults about:
• history- the past and present and future . So much information in just one paragraph:
"The cardinal huffed and rolled his eyes. “Of course I’m not Judas, you blind fool! That was just an
expression, a sarcastic remark. In other words, your claim of not being Lucifer (the evil snake who rules
in Hell) is just as preposterous as me claiming to be Judas (the sinful apostle that betrayed Christ.)”
• literature and famous authors:
It’s amazing how great ideas pop into your head when studying the works of other people. It pays to
• wordplay, being inventive.
• humour: The author says:
"I guarantee this tale will be quite imaginative, so expect some variations of reality. After all,
imagination is more important than knowledge.”
Humour mingled with imagination and sprinkled with reality, a wonderful recipe that works.
• art : Nosy our seer as seen on the cover with no eyes:
Putting my mind into high gear, the images zoomed past the baroque, rococo, and impressionist eras
and into the twentieth century of cubism, surrealism, and abstraction.
Danny’s voice sounded, “They certainly are, Nosy! This tale is better than I thought. I’m glad you
entered my head.”
Readers will be happy this tale was written for them by a very talented maker or should I say Weaver of
elements that connect into a universe of knowledge.
3 July 2017
The book is full of plays on words, concepts, names and in all is a hilarious trip through time at the hands of a lad and his accompanying ‘creature that addresses youngsters in a novel manner of teaching history that is as successful as book informing adults. He couples this with his superb illustrations (beginning with his ‘author’s portrait in his new bio, usurping both the last name and image of Edgar Allan Poe.
‘Mark’ describes the book’s content best – ‘Danny is a grumpy video-game junky who daydreams in school and has a life-long rivalry with his neighbor. Yet he soon finds himself ensnared in a bizarre dream controlled by Nostrildamus, an odd-looking creature with a humongous nose and no eyes yet can oddly see into the future. Taken on a time-traveling hunt to solve an art-related mystery, Danny meets strange-looking artists, like Hippopotamus Bosch and Michelanjello, while Nostrildamus "the DreamWeaver" imparts subtle pearls of wisdom. When Danny awakes, he is struck by an epiphany that will change his life. Packed with dry humor, a mystery, and zany-looking artists, Danny and the DreamWeaver is an imaginative adventure of criminal intrigue and art history that demonstrates the importance of looking at life differently. Danny and the DreamWeaver is a creative tale involving time travel, art history and fantasy, while demonstrating how visionaries, like Steve Jobs, Salvador Dali and Albert Einstein, placed more emphasis on imagination than knowledge, whereby prompting readers to think differently. Moreover, one sees how Danny evolves from a teen concerned only with playing violent video games and being a callous rival to his neighbor to one who begins to expand his horizons and learns the meaning and benefits of compassion.
This book is unique and hopefully the first of many that help youngsters (and adults!) about our history and legends and art and compassion in one of the most enjoyable new books available today. Highly Recommended. Grady Harp, July 17
Danny is a competitive young man who is held behind art class to discuss his attitude about learning with his teacher. Danny doesn’t understand why Ms. Minnts quotes Albert Einstein, “Imagination is more important than knowledge”. As Danny time travels with Nostrildamus, he realizes the importance of Einstein’s statement as they search to find the mischievous person who vandalized the Sistine Chapel. The list of Characters in the back of the book should help clear up any questions you have about the characters throughout the story.
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