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Gossamer - Lois Lowry - Bogormen
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Gossamer - Lois Lowry
Title: Gossamer
Author: Lois Lowry
Genre: Childrens
Rating: 4/5
# pages: 153
Date read: March, 2010

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 woman's home where she softly touches beloved objects, gathering happy memories, and drops of old scents and sounds. Littlest One pieces these bits together and presents them to her sleeping human in the form of pleasant dreams.

But the dreaded Sinisteeds, dark fearsome creatures that plague their victims with nightmares, are always at work against the dreamgivers. When the old woman takes in John, an angry foster child with a troubled past, the Sinisteeds go after him with their horrifying nightmares. Can Littlest One, and her touch light as gossamer, protect John's heart and soul from the nightmare of his dark past?

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 read it in one sitting and loved how hopeful it was.

One of those books that I'm already looking forward to reading aloud to my own kids.

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