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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Inspired by Your Browsing History. Aug 01, emrys merlin rated it really liked it. It was lovely and beautiful and whimsical and made me feel things. I love sandman-esque stories.

I did like it. One aspect I found interesting and felt could have been developed more is that the Lowyr are actually dream-givers who’ve gone bad Save Queen of Sheba. Discover what to read next. Something that starts with an H. Littlest One isn’t quite sure what she is.

Gozsamer was an intelligent woman, but was forbidden to participate in social and intellectual events by Duane. That being said, I loved this as much or maybe even more than The Giver, her most famous book.

Gossamer by Lois Lowry | Scholastic

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He was careless in his dream-giving; however, after he was assigned to John’s mother as punishment, he becomes more affectionate and caring. The older lady and Toby were so sweet, and I love how they did their best to help John. Again, the story is so simple yet so complex at the same time.


A beautiful novel with an intriguing premise.


I absolutely loved it! Lists with This Book. The mood throughout the majority of this book was really calm and pleasant.

Those are words I associate with her. All she knows is that she is learning, slowly, to do fossamer most important job.

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GOSSAMER by Lois Lowry | Kirkus Reviews

This article does not cite any sources. He’s seven as the story begins, arriving at his third foster home and talking aggressively of murder, hatred and torture. Of course, Lois Lowry and the word, typical, don’t go hand-in-hand.

Just a moment while gossamet sign you in to your Goodreads account. Who HQ and Jim Gigliotti. Two deer moved in tandem through a meadow. Articles lacking sources from March All articles lacking sources Pages to import images to Wikidata. He is a troubled child with an unsettling past, and he needs all the good dreams he can get, especially with the Sinisteed Horde that is fast approaching him, intent on giving him horrible nightmares.


The plot is very definite, seemingly lazy at first, and when the oh-so-scary nightmare givers enter the scene, I kind of yawned. Refresh and try again. Like her son, olis tries to heal from her painful past. Francesco Artibani and Disney. She abandoned John and he was taken away from her and put into a foster home. This is definitely a book I would recommend to anyone who is interested in dreams and the power of imagination.

Yet ultimately she provides the reader with hope.

The collected fragments become stories of the person to whom they belong, and as dreams they transmit restorative feelings of love, pride, happiness, companionship, laughter and courage. They are not sure if they can save John. Archie Giant Comics Bash. This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat View all 6 comments. Mar 13, Caroline rated it did not like it Shelves: