When We Got Lost in Dreamland

By Ross Welford

The landmark new novel from Ross Welford, one of the fastest-growing and most critically acclaimed middle grade authors in the UK, this funny, moving and brilliant sixth book cements his position as the most exciting storyteller around for readers of 10+.

When eleven-year-old Malky and his younger brother Seb become the owners of a “Dreaminator”, they are thrust into worlds beyond their wildest imagination.

From tree-top flights and Spanish galleons, to thrilling battles and sporting greatness – it seems like nothing is out of reach when you can share a dream with someone else.

But… impossible dreams come with incredible risks, and when Seb won’t wake up and is taken to hospital in a coma, Malky is forced to leave reality behind and undertake a final, terrifying journey to the stone-age to wake his brother…

Format: ebook
Ageband: 9 to 13
Release Date: 21 Jan 2021
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-833382-9
Ross Welford was a journalist and television producer before becoming a full-time writer. He lives in London with his wife, children, a border collie and several tropical fish.

“A delight. Pacy, exciting, philosophically chewy. It works, as they say, like a dream” Times Children’s Book of the Week “A funny, complex, gripping and deeply empathetic story from the masterful Welford” Daily Mail -

”'A brilliantly exciting adventure that deals sensitively with children’s fear” - Daily Mail


”'The gripping suspense truly makes time fly… the book’s heart and humour are hard to resist.” - Piers Torday, author of The Last Wild

”'Extremely clever and totally engaging.” - The Irish Times

”'Intelligent, well crafted and impressive.” - Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

”'Touching, silly and exciting by turns, this thrilling little book is an inventive take on time travel for children. Sure to be a hit with fans of R.J. Palacio's Wonder… an unforgettable, madcap story from a bright new talent in Children’s fiction.” - Waterstones

”'A touching tale of family, grief and love.” - Daily Express

”'With intriguing twists from start to finish, this story is a real roller coaster of emotions. It warmed my heart and filled my head with wonder! A fast, funny and really satisfying read that sparks your imagination.” - Joseph, 10