Where do dreams come from? What stealthy nighttime messengers are the guardians of our most deeply hidden hopes and our half-forgotten fears? Drawing on her rich imagination, two-time Newbery winner Lois Lowry confronts these questions and explores the conflicts between the gentle bits and pieces... show more
Where do dreams come from? What stealthy nighttime messengers are the guardians of our most deeply hidden hopes and our half-forgotten fears? Drawing on her rich imagination, two-time Newbery winner Lois Lowry confronts these questions and explores the conflicts between the gentle bits and pieces of the past that come to life in dream, and the darker horrors that find their form in nightmare. In a haunting story that tiptoes between reality and imagination, two people—a lonely, sensitive woman and a damaged, angry boy—face their own histories and discover what they can be to one another, renewed by the strength that comes from a tiny, caring creature they will never see.Gossamer is perfect for readers not quite ready for Lois Lowry's Newbery-Award winner The Giver and also for readers interested in dreams, nightmares, spirits and the dream world.
Publish date: April 24th 2006
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
Through touching, they gather material: memories, colors, words once spoken, hints of scents and the tiniest fragments of forgotten sound. They collect pieces of the past, of long ago and yesterday. They combine these things carefully, creating dreams. Then they insert the dreams as the humans (and ...
I'm a huge Lois Lowry fan. But I just couldn't get into this. So, as there are so many other books I know that I want to read, and I do need to read the next one in The Giver series, I will pass on finishing this one. I'm sure it is as good as her others, just not my type of book.
There's a lot going on in this little book. The story alternates between tiny dream-givers, and a woman, boy, and foster parent. The anger in the boy and the glimpses into his past are especially heart-breaking. More mature elementary-school age kids will gain more from this story.The entire premise...
I loved this story so much that I unconsciously hugged the book after reading.
I hadn't realized that this is much more a children's book than the other books I've read by Lois Lowry so far, so the first few chapters were spent readjusting my expectations. I'm glad I didn't know though, because I probably wouldn't have bought it if I had, and it's a very, very sweet story. I r...