Lowry’s (The Giver) spellbinding story centers on a clever, curious young dream- giver. Littlest One is learning the nocturnal task performed by. Littlest One is a tiny creature slowly learning her job of giving dreams to humans. Each night she and her teacher, Thin Elderly, visit an old. Littlest One isn’t quite sure what she is. She’s practically transparent, but she casts a shadow. She’s not like a dog (she doesn’t have a tail.

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I had just turned nineteen lols just finished my sophomore year in college – when I married a Naval officer and continued the odyssey that military life requires. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and loiz them in our Pro Connect email alert. Want to Read saving…. Gossamer is a novel with elements of both fantasy and realism for young adults by Lois Lowry.

This is an entertaining little book about fairy-like creatures who are responsible for human dreaming, and their rivalry with the Sinisteeds who inflict nightmares on humans.

I did like it. Lowry has done a brilliant job with her writing and every part of the story is perfect and well crafted. She’s practically transparent, but she casts a shadow. Lois Lowry is not famous for llowry. Like her son, she tries to heal from her painful past.


Perhaps most frightening of all, dream-givers like Littlest One and Thin Elderly can become Sinisteeds if they don’t do their work carefully. I am a grandmother now.


John’s mother is not explicitly named in the book. Beautiful tale of how dreams and nightmares visit us.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Littlest asks too many questions, plays, and is off-task when the two Not your typical tale. Worth reading if you like any other Lois Lowry book.

Gossamer by Lois Lowry

When his mom cries, she is hit by the dad. She’s loary like a dog she doesn’t have a tail, after alland yet she doesn’t seem quite human. Mar 08, Megan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I returned to college at the University of Southern Maine, got my degree, went to graduate school, and finally began to write professionally, the thing I had dreamed of doing since those childhood years when I had endlessly scribbled stories and poems in notebooks. Bestowers help people by giving them nice and happy dreams.

They touch objects, gather memories, and return them in the form of happy dreams to those that live in the house they are assigned to. It left me smiling and glad to have read it. Where do our dreams come from?

I thoroughly enjoyed it. A pe Littlest One is the newest Dream Giver in her heap.

The collected fragments become stories of the person to whom they belong, and as dreams they transmit restorative feelings of lowwry, pride, happiness, companionship, laughter and courage.


Articles lacking sources from March All articles lacking sources Pages to import images to Wikidata. My children grew up in Maine.

I found myself more interested in the “guardians of the dreams” than the actual humans, and even then I found the names of the guardians somewhat silly and the whole process of touching fragments to give the humans something to dream about ridiculous. Mar 13, Caroline rated it did not like it Shelves: Dec 12, Emily rated it it was amazing. Yup they come stampeding in and do something to your face to give you bad dreams. Little brother Jon was the only boy and had interests that he shared with Dad; together they were always working on electric trains and erector sets; and later, when Jon was older, they always seemed to have their heads under the raised hood of a car.

Bossamer John’s mom is trying to get her act together. Preview — Gossamer by Lois Lowry. The abstract concepts might make it difficult for young readers to grasp the meanings Lowry is trying to convey.

She abandoned John and he was taken away from her and put into a foster home.