Gossamer

Gossamer

by Lois Lowry
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Gossamer by Lois Lowry

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786289479
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 09/20/2006
Edition description: Large Print Edition
Pages: 151
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lois Lowry has twice been the recipient of Newbery Medals and has written many popular books for children.

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Gossamer 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 96 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love everything i've read by lois lowry.....but someone said this book was for 9-12 year olds. I'm 14, should i read it?
NayNay99 More than 1 year ago
Have you ever wondered about how your dreams appear into your thoughts at night? Well if you read Lois Lowry's GOSSAMER then your wonders will be no more. Lois Lowry is a magnificent writer! She takes the time to actually explain the plot and setting in the story. GOSSAMER is about how your dreams come to you at night. There are a set of different characters, Littlest one is the main one. She is in training of becoming an Elder, which is the oldest gossamer. Littlest one is being trained by a man who is uncomfortable with teaching her. The story takes place in different places and houses. The gossamers have to go house to house while they give and take dreams to and from people. Littlest one tries to give one dream and succeeds. And she asks to many questions, so that is why her trainer is so uncomfortable with her. Since Littlest one will not stop asking questions, then her trainer finally talks to the oldest Elder, and he is reassigned to an older child. So then Littlest one gets a new trainer and he is more wise and older that her previous trainer. What happens now? Well red Lois Lowry's GOSSAMER and you will find out. And I would rate this book five stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gossamer is a book written by Lois Lowry. She specializes in Holocaust literature and her books that do not fall into this genre still have similar themes. She has written Number the Stars and The Giver quartet. Before she pursued writing, she experimented as a photographer and still photographs today. She has one sister who died of cancer at the age of 28. Today, she lives and writes in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Gossamer is set in an unnamed town sometime close to the present. It tells the story of a young dream-giver, Littlest, who is given the named Gossamer, and how she is training with Thin Elder to become a professional dream-giver and “bestow” without supervision. He learns how to collect “fragments” and weave them into dreams for humans. However, a Horde of sinisteeds, who inflict nightmares, try to destroy a troubled young boy’s dreams. Littlest must find the strength and courage to save John from this terrible fate. Gossamer is set in an unnamed town sometime close to the present. It tells the story of a young dream-giver, Littlest, who is given the named Gossamer, and how she is training with Thin Elder to become a professional dream-giver and “bestow” without supervision. He learns how to collect “fragments” and weave them into dreams for humans. However, a Horde of sinisteeds, who inflict nightmares, try to destroy a troubled young boy’s dreams. Littlest must find the strength and courage to save John from this terrible fate. This book was a very simple but interesting story. The story was easily accessible to all readers regardless of reading level. All ages can enjoy this story and the important themes that it addresses. It also had a very unique and fast-paced plot. It had an interesting story involving fairy-like creatures and is interesting till the final page.  This book is appropriate for anyone who wants a quick, meaningful read. This story can be enjoyed by anyone who has a few hours and a warm heart. No previous knowledge would be needed to enjoy this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lois Lowry has worked her magic again! Gossamer is so imaginative, so wonderfully unreal. It's very entertaining to experience Littlest mature and...well, I won't give the ending away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have you ever womdered how you dream of stuff! Lois lowry wrote this book and it couldnt get anymore awesomer love it!
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This book I couldn't even finish it was that boring.it was a quick read but very boring it was a waste of time and money.wouldn't recommend it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book, you can truly get lost in this story, feel deeply for characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I adore this book. It is so good i love littlest one shes so amazing i also like thin eldrly . John is kind of ungratful until the end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, it is amazing. The only thing bad about this book is that it leaves you hanging. I keep waiting for a sequel, but I know there isn't going be one. There is nowhere in this book for a new one, there is an ending it ends with………… Well I can't spoil the ending. It would ruin it. Amazing read, and for kids older than 12.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it.. an amazing book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Intersting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We are such stuff as dreams are made of
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She loves the book and read it in a day and said I dhould read it. Look for my mext review tittle called MY MOM WAS RIGHT...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best book she wrote that i have read other then the giver
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This book had been sitting in my imventory and was the only one of my booksi hadnt read. So yesterday while i was in the car heading to PA i stated reading it.... and the i couldnt put it down! It was a quick read for me because it was only 88 pages. I finished it when we got back in the car afters the party. It took me, i think, 3hrs and maybe15 minutes to finish this book. But i recomend this book for all ages. I was goin to read it last year but i didnt hav the time with all the other series i was reading..... this book was very detailed and gave you different points ofviews on what was going on. If you love reading about things like dream givers, and fantasy books, thisbook should be pn your list!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Even though it is unrealstic, I realize that that is (possibly) the authors style of writing. If you love fiction, you will love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing it is soooooooo touching! The auther is my teachers aunt his name is mr. Lowery!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about a somthing (cant tell) ( dream giver ithink) and she is named littlest one. She touches things and picks up memory fragments and bestows them on humans. She helps the humans against he horade which is the group that gives pepole nightmeres. They are like horses. But most aincient wants to fight against them or at least help the humans not have bad nightmeres and soften he bad dreams and make them somewhat better. Meanwhile the woman has been foster parenting for a boy named john who likes toby the dog. He is sortof mean but not really. The book is very well written. You should buy it. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? BUY IT!!!!!!!!! Btw see if you can decipher this code. Glofsbsmaumfegr ihsd gkoyodd!!!!!!!! Have fun reading this book!! Tiny exerpt : Who am i now,then? Asked littlest gossamer.
Jo-an More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed Ms. Lowry's descriptive names for the characters and reminding me of the importance of good memories!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully poetic, beautifully sweet, and extremely touching.