by David Clayton
golden ship flew low over the glass dome. It hung like a gold
star against the blackness of space. Below, the planet Karoo
lay shiny, silver and
blue. The children gazed down at their beautiful new home.
Just look at that! said Ahmed, pressing his nose against
wonder why they call it the Planet of Dreams? Emily
it looks like a dream, said Dino.
Space Captain Chan just smiled. You will see was
all that he would say.
There wasnt much luggage to unload. Some of them had
asked about that.
couldnt we bring more books? Emily wasnt
Captain Chan smiled again. You will see.
Soon the ten of them had left the ship behind and entered
the dome. Beyond the windows, the silver plain stretched out
to blue hills far away. Inside, the children rubbed their
eyes in surprise.
said one, that looks my old house over there.
theres the park by the river, said another.
can that be? said Dino. Weve left all that
There was a bark behind him. A hairy black and white dog was
trotting over to him.
SHAH? How can you be here?
is possible on the Planet of Dreams, said a voice behind
him. He turned to see a dark-haired boy with an angry face.
'Oh, no! NOT YOU!' said Dino. 'Get lost!' And as soon as he
said it the boy disappeared.
His hand felt wet and he turned to see that his dog was still
to Karoo, said Captain Chan. Your dreams have