The Dream Factory

Book Author  Steph Matuku
Rights Available World excl. NZ

An amazing building rises on the edge of town – it’s the dream factory! Every night, it sends out magical mist – flying cars, flower cakes and talking tigers fill townspeople’s dreams. The next day, they make those dreams come true. But when a kererū flies into the dream factory, and a feather floats into a cog, everything goes terribly wrong.

About the Author
Steph Matuku (Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Mutunga, Te Āti Awa) writes picture books, junior fiction and young adult novels as well as writing for stage and screen. Her young adult novels Flight of the Fantail and Falling into Rarohenga and junior novel Whetū Toa and the Magician were Storylines Notable Books. Whetū Toa and the Magician was also shortlisted in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2019. Her picture book The Eight Gifts of Te Wheke was shortlisted in the Booklovers Children’s Book Awards 2022 and in the picture book and illustration categories of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2022.


Huia Publishers


225 mm x 280 m



Picture Book

Age range
5-8 years

Publication Date
March 2024

Rights Available:
World excl. NZ

Rights Agents:


Eboni Waitere

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