DOTTY and the Dream Catchers

The DOTTY Series, Book 3

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
265 Pages
Reviewed on 09/13/2017
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Author Biography

Emma Warner-Reed is a qualified lawyer, academic and legal journalist (that's the boring bit). She is also and award-winning children's author (that's the interesting bit!)

Emma lives in a rural setting on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales with her husband, four small children and a plethora of animals, some of whom are more domesticated than others!

To date the first book in the award-winning DOTTY series, DOTTY and the Calendar House Key, released in 2015, has received significant acclaim. The book was awarded the Literary Classics Silver Award for children's fantasy fiction, has an exclusively five star rating on both and and five star Reader's Favorites review. It also gained the official Seal of Approval from Literary Classics. In addition, the book received Honourable Mentions at the Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam and Paris Book Festival Awards. So it's quite good :o)

The second novel in The DOTTY Series, DOTTY and the Chimney Thief, has also recently been awarded gold by Literary Classics in its category, too!

Please feel free to contact Emma for interviews, quotes or comments about her writing via any of the methods listed on the contact page on the website. For regular news, reviews and updates on The DOTTY Series, subscribe to the DOTTY mailing list at, or follow Emma on Twitter @emmawarnerreed or Facebook at The Dotty Series.

Look out for Dotty’s third adventure, DOTTY and the Dream Catchers, due out September 2017.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite

Dotty and the Dream Catchers is the third book in the Dotty series, written by Emma Warner-Reed. Eleven-year-old Dotty Parsons – a Guardian of the Sweeps – is finally beginning boarding school, but is hesitant to attend due to the horrific recurring dreams she has been having. The dream has her pursuing a young girl named Sarah into the forest each night, while being tailed by the evil Mordecai. When the boarding school temporarily closes, Dotty discovers a shocking secret of betrayal between the Vagabond King and Madam Orla, before reluctantly seeking out the assistance of Mordecai himself. That, and the fact that several girls have fallen into a coma while Dotty sleeps, makes solving this mystery a matter of urgency.

I have been quite looking forward to the new installment in the Dotty series for some time, and Emma Warner-Reed has certainly delivered on a wonderful, action-packed tale filled with fun, excitement, adventure and suspense. Great-Uncle Winchester, or Winnie, as Dotty affectionately calls him, is just as formidable (yet loving) in Dotty and the Dream Catchers, and seems to know when problems have befallen young Dotty. Pip makes a welcome return as well, as do the many other favorites which readers of the Dotty series have come to know and love. I very much enjoyed reading Dotty and the Dream Catchers and wholeheartedly recommend it to young readers aged 7-14 who are devoted fans of light-hearted humor, mystery and secrets that are veiled by magic.