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Gossamer Book Review

Gossamer by Lois Lowry
Courtesy of Random House
Gossamer Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Jan 28, 2009
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

As Littlest One trains to become a dream-giver, she learns the troubling secrets of a woman and her foster son’s pasts. Don’t miss this wonderful, heartwarming story—Gossamer by Lois Lowry.

Author: Lois Lowry

As Littlest One trains to become a dream-giver, she learns the troubling secrets of a woman and her foster son’s pasts. Don’t miss this wonderful, heartwarming story—Gossamer by Lois Lowry.

Where Do Dreams Come From?

Do you ever wonder why we dream what we dream? About people we haven’t thought of in months or years, or about places we haven’t seen since we were very young? We have such strange dreams because we don’t control them. But someone does—dream-givers, like Littlest One.

A Gossamer Touch

A dream-giver in training, Littlest One is a tiny creature with a delicate touch. Her mentor, Fastidious, teaches her how to gather fragments of thoughts and memories by touching personal objects around people’s homes—perhaps a pillow, good china or a child’s favorite teddy bear. They begin her training by sneaking into an elderly woman’s home, where Littlest One can begin collecting fragments. She learns to weave the memories into dreams, and pass them into the woman’s mind while she sleeps.


Anger and Patience

The elderly woman fosters children. And when an angry, aggressive boy comes to live with her, she sees that she’s got her work cut out for her. The boy acts rude and abusive. But with time and patience, the woman finds the boy’s softer side and discovers the dark and deeply troubling secrets of his past.


Nightmares

Littlest One observes them from afar, studying their strange relationship and helping to create an unlikely bond by giving them wonderful dreams. As Littlest One advances as a dream-giver, she learns about the boy’s and the woman’s lonely pasts. And she alone must protect them from the wicked nightmares, which bring nothing up terror and sadness.


The Bottom Line

Lois Lowry is one of today’s best authors of teen and children’s fiction. Her books combine deep, thought-provoking and often troubling storylines with a clear and gentle voice. And Gossamer is no exception. This touching book has something for all ages—everyone from children to adults. It’s a very quick read, and perfect for book reports or novel studies.


Gossamer Rating: 5


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