Sleep, Merel, Sleep – Silke Stein [BOOK REVIEW]

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★★★★

This is a story about a little girl called Merel. This is also a story about how Merel one day can’t sleep. This story also happens to be one of the most adorable middle grade stories that I have ever read. Silke Stein did an amazing job in portraying a little girl, and creating a magical world that we see through her eyes.

Merel is a little girl and since her sick baby brother was born, her parents stopped paying attention to her.

In a magical world, far, far away, a dream collector plays on a violin and makes children fall asleep. But this one day, the dream collector gives up on Merel’s sleep and leaves his tiny silver violin in her bedroom.

Merel learns that her sleep has abandoned her, and she goes onto an incredible journey to recover the sleep, or to stay awake forever. With many characters helping her along the way, she will learn what the most important things in life are, and she will learn to see things in a different way.

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While meeting a sleepy king, and a man on a train that goes nowhere, and moonfish that cry, and a little baby handed in her hands, we will see this magical world through an eight-year-old girl and how her perception changes chapter by chapter.

This is one of the books that will make you feel relaxed and deeply satisfied within after reading it. I felt lighter and was glowing all day.

Merel is such a cute character, and any parent would wish to have her as a daughter. She is the perfect example of how children react when a new baby sibling comes to the family, and they think that the parents don’t love them anymore, because they devote their attention to this little creature that cries all the time.

I loved her adventures – they were so adorable, and so many questions and discussions were raised. Even though the beginning was a bit slow for me, and it took me a while to catch the story, I am completely certain that this was because I am a grown up – and I am sure that kids will be easily able to dive into the story immediately.

Thank you to Silke Stein, for sending me a paperback copy of Sleep, Merel, Sleep, in exchange for an honest review.

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25 thoughts on “Sleep, Merel, Sleep – Silke Stein [BOOK REVIEW]

  1. notsomoderngirl August 11, 2018 / 11:22 pm

    Great review! I really enjoyed reading your thoughts 🙂

    • innah96 August 11, 2018 / 9:42 pm

      Thank you!

  2. Shahenda August 25, 2018 / 11:53 am

    I can see this book a movie someday..Great review

    • innah96 August 25, 2018 / 11:59 am

      Thank you Shahenda! 💕

    • innah96 August 25, 2018 / 12:53 pm

      Thank you! 💕

  3. entertainingly nerdy August 25, 2018 / 1:03 pm

    Great review! I haven’t heard of this book. I’ll have to check it out because it sounds really good.

    • innah96 August 25, 2018 / 1:07 pm

      Thank you! 💖

  4. divergentmind2017 August 25, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    i will definitely look for this one. Great review! 🙂

  5. Books tales by me August 25, 2018 / 2:28 pm

    This book is new to me, Sounds cute though.
    Nice Review 🙂

    • innah96 August 25, 2018 / 2:34 pm

      Thank you! 💖

  6. Jo Linsdell August 25, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    Great review. Sounds like a cute book.

  7. Shana August 25, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    Enjoyed your review:)

  8. Empress DJ August 25, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    Looks sweet

    • innah96 August 25, 2018 / 4:46 pm

      Thank you! 💖

  9. Bookworms corner blog spot August 25, 2018 / 5:40 pm

    Looks like a sweet story.

    • innah96 August 25, 2018 / 5:44 pm

      Thank you 💖

  10. Jordanne August 25, 2018 / 5:48 pm

    This looks super cute, I like to break up my regular reading with a kids book or two 🙂 Great review

    • innah96 August 25, 2018 / 5:49 pm

      Thank you so much Jordanne! 💕💕

    • innah96 August 25, 2018 / 6:03 pm

      Thank you! 🌼

  11. aparna_097 August 26, 2018 / 11:59 am

    The cover is so captivating. A girl on a mission to find her lost sleep sounds adorable. Thanks for letting us know about this book.

    • innah96 August 26, 2018 / 12:35 pm

      Thank you! I really enjoyed it. Hopefully you’ll get the chance to read it too!

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