We welcome local author Rick Telander celebrating his new book:


Skyhorse (October 3, 2023) Hardcover $19.99

Thursday, November 2nd, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

at Lake Forest Book Store

662 N. Western Avenue

Lake Forest, IL 60045

Books available for purchase and signing

Refreshments will be served

RSVP at 847-234-4420

With 42 original poems by author Rick Telander and an equal number of full-page, full-color illustrations from 42 different artists from four countries, Sweet Dreams is a beautiful, easy-to-read poetry collection in the fashion of Robert Louis Stevenson’s century-old classic, A Child’s Garden of Verses. 

Started when Telander was sick in a bed many years ago and had begun writing the poems in his head, this book is a work of caring for young boys and girls who must make that ordinary yet complex and sometimes frightening transition from waking reality to the land of Nod.  

Sweet Dreams will amuse, delight, intrigue, and above all soothe any child before sleep.  This book is a gift to all children, the way the best illustrated words can be.


Rick Telander is the senior sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and a former senior writer for Sports Illustrated and ESPN: the Magazine.  In 2018, he was awarded the Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence of the Society of Professional Journalists, and in 2021, he was inducted into the National Sportswriters Hall of Fame.  He is the author of ten books, including Heaven is a Playground.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 2, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
662 N. Western Ave.
Lake Forest, IL 60045