Peter is thrilled to join his parents on an expedition to Greenland, where his father studies global warming. Peter will get to skip school, drive a dogsled, and–finally–share in his dad’s adventures. But on the ice cap, Peter struggles to understand a series of visions that both frighten and entice him. Thea has never seen the sun. Her extraordinary people, suspected of witchcraft and nearly driven to extinction, have retreated to a secret world they’ve built deep inside the arctic ice. As Thea dreams of a path to Earth’s surface, Peter’s search for answers brings him ever closer to her hidden home.
Meryt-Re, a 13-year-old orphan living in Set-Maat, Egypt, during the building of the pharaohs’ tombs, tries to come to terms with her ability to see the truth in dreams while also attempting to determine who is trying to overthrow the village foreman.
Fourteen-year-old Mitra, of royal Persian lineage, and her 5-year-old brother, Babak, whose dreams foretell the future, flee for their lives in the company of the magus Melchoir and two other Zoroastrian priests, traveling through Persia as they follow star signs leading to a newly-born king in Bethlehem.
During World War II, life for Jutka, a Hungarian Jew and her family are transported to Auschwitz, where her mother and grandmother perish. Dreams of Canada, inspired by a book from a Canadian relative, sustain her. After the liberation, Jutka falls in love with Sandor, who dreams of relocating to Israel.
More than anything, Beatrice longs to be a schoolgirl. But in her small African village, only children who can afford uniforms and books can go to school. Beatrice knows that with six children to care for, her family is much too poor. But then Beatrice receives a wonderful gift from some people far away — a goat! Fat and sleek as a ripe mango, Mugisa (which means “luck”) gives milk that Beatrice can sell. With Mugisa’s help, it looks as if Beatrice’s dream may come true after all. Based on a true story about the work of Project Heifer.
Documents the life of Anne Frank, including her childhood, time in hiding, and the time she spent in a Nazi concentration camp, before her death and the release of her diary which became world famous.
Incessantly tormented by the Grollican, a creature of the Otherworld, Colin Grant and his family flee to America from their native Highlands of Scotland.
Presents the context for the writing of the famous poem by the Canadian medical officer, John McCrae, who attended injured soldiers in Flanders during the First World War.