One fateful day, Gary suddenly believes he has woken from a dream and discovers that he has undergone a metamorphosis. Keenly aware of his newly acquired powers of sense and perception, Gary is transported to a faraway land, where he embarks on a journey of adventure and fulfillment. Gary walks to the College Library, where reading brings him closer to the great secrets of life and propels him to the dark Palace of Tears. He visits the Sultan and his daughter, the beautiful Princess. When he meets Genie, he is transported to Robinson Crusoe's island and myriad mesmerizing adventures. Edgar Allan Poe's raven introduces a midnight walk through a cave, where Gary arrives at a heart-pounding, cataclysmic conclusion. Garden paradise, a Spanish encounter, and a deadly meeting with cannibals, culminate in Gary's search for treasure at the end of the rainbow. A meeting with famous writers from the past brings Gary's journey to a fantastic ending and new beginning. But is it all real, or just a dream?