Sandman: The Dream Hunters Book Summary and Study Guide

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This book is a retelling of a Japanese fairy tale, with occasional glimpses of Dream and others from the Sandman books. The book begins with a wager between a fox and a badger. When the badger leaves, the fox stays. The fox has fallen in love with the monk she and the badger played tricks on, even though she realizes she and the monk cannot be together. Although she can shapeshift and become a woman, she is still a fox and he is still a man. When she finds out the monk's life is in danger, she goes to the King of All Night's Dreaming for help. The onmyoji, a powerful man who is skilled at magic, seeks to trap the monk in dreams, so that the monk may die and the onmyoji live his life finally free of the fear he feels.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   part earth & part fantasy world Romance    -   Yes Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   magical powers (general) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Mountains Earth setting:    -   general past Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   little dialog

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