Gossamer 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 Loi

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 theiWhere 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.

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  1. Taken from Lowry s website I ve always felt that I was fortunate to have been born the middle child of three My older sister, Helen, was very much like our mother gentle, family oriented, eager to please 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 That left me in between, and exactly where I wanted most to be on my own I was a solitary child who lived in the world of books and my own vivid imagination.Because my father was a career military officer an Army dentist I lived all over the world I was born in Hawaii, moved from there to New York, spent the years of World War II in my mother s hometown Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and from there went to Tokyo when I was eleven High school was back in New York City, but by the time I went to college Brown University in Rhode Island , my family was living in Washington, D.C.I married young I had just turned nineteen just finished my sopho year in college when I married a Naval officer and continued the odyssey that military life requires California Connecticut a daughter born there Florida a son South Carolina Finally Cambridge, Massachusetts, when my husband left the service and entered Harvard Law School another daughter another son and then to Maine by now with four children under the age of five in tow My children grew up in Maine So did I 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.After my marriage ended in 1977, when I was forty, I settled into the life I have lived ever since Today I am back in Cambridge, Massachusetts, living and writing in a house dominated by a very shaggy Tibetan Terrier named Bandit For a change of scenery Martin and I spend time in Maine, where we have an old it was built in 1768 farmhouse on top of a hill In Maine I garden, feed birds, entertain friends, and readMy books have varied in content and style Yet it seems that all of them deal, essentially, with the same general theme the importance of human connections A Summer to Die, my first book, was a highly fictionalized retelling of the early death of my sister, and of the effect of such a loss on a family Number the Stars, set in a different culture and era, tells the same story that of the role that we humans play in the lives of our fellow beings.The Giver and Gathering Blue, and the newest in the trilogy Messenger take place against the background of very different cultures and times Though all three are broader in scope than my earlier books, they nonetheless speak to the same concern the vital need of people to be aware of their interdependence, not only with each other, but with the world and its environment.My older son was a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force His death in the cockpit of a warplane tore away a piece of my world But it left me, too, with a wish to honor him by joining the many others trying to find a way to end conflict on this very fragile earth.I am a grandmother now For my own grandchildren and for all those of their generation I try, through writing, to convey my passionate awareness that we live intertwined on this planet and that our future depends upon our caring , and doing , for one another.

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  1. First of all, I really love Lois Lowry That being said, I loved this as much or maybe even than The Giver, her most famous book This is the story of little mythic creatures that give us our dreams I loved the idea of how and why we have dreams and nightmares, and fell in love with the characters in the story I also loved that she didn t tie up the whole thing with a nice neat bow the ending was satisfying, but like life, unfinished.

  2. Wonderful, exquisite This is such an enchanting book Yet, it s a quick read, easily just one sitting, and you need some tissues as it ll go right to your heart I absolutely loved it It s original, beautifully written, close to a fairy tale and ever so touching unlike anything I have read Highly recommend this book In fact, it s going on my favorite list.

  3. This novel was a great departure from the trilogy of Lowry books I had just finished reading The giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger It s a fast read, since it s written for preteens teenagers, but I think adults could appreciate the story and Lowry s writing style, as well The book tries to answer questions about dreams and their origins and plays with a great narrative style by switching between reality and imagination The story centers around both the real world of an old woman trying to help an [...]

  4. Okay,This one was truly a child s book The print was GINORMOUS aka gigantically enormous hugantic hah boldface and the book was only 144 pages but I struggled to finish this book Boring as crap I have an issue swallowing words like flutter and shimmer and twirling when they are being used repeatedly oh and the ridiculous names oldest one, littlest one, fastidous Back to the book review There are these little fairy like creatures forgot what they are called that come into your room at night and t [...]

  5. I ve never wished I d written any book I ve ever read.Well, until tonight Really This book was something incredible It was words and memories so many of these and stories and fear and family and fighting the uphill battle against brokenness It was magical, and it so closely echoed everything I ve wanted but failed to put into words it was like reading a piece of my own brain Except it was prettier Somebody recently said about a book that you might as well read my soul, and I kind of feel that wa [...]

  6. Littlest One and her teacher, Thin Elderly, are tiny creatures whose job it is to touch beloved objects and then piece the bits of memory and emotion therein into dreams for humans It is a wonderful vocation, but not without its dangers there are also the Sinisteeds, terrible creatures that plague people with nightmares Perhaps most frightening of all, dream givers like Littlest One and Thin Elderly can become Sinisteeds if they don t do their work carefully.Littlest One and Thin Elderly are in [...]

  7. I don t even know what to say It was lovely and beautiful and whimsical and made me feel things It reminded me of memories and sadness and beauty and joy and the importance of remembering.Thanks, Syd.

  8. 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 It s also about a broken home with a neglectful mother, an abusive father, and a broken young boy, as well as how love can go a fair way to healing the wounds of parental abuse and neglect.Lowry uses the device of benevolent aliens trying to understand humans with the dream givers to explain quite a lot of the action in the [...]

  9. I thought that this book was very interesting because of the change of perspectives from the human world to the dream giving world, the world of the Heap I loved how Littlest and Thin Elderly s words were so deep that it didn t feel apart of the book, it felt as though they were talking to us Plus, their time dream giving experience was very adventurous, and their way of collecting memories and bestowing dreams seemed so creative, but also as if that is what happens in real life Overall, I did e [...]

  10. Susan and Lisa were right I loved this book It is a very quiet, whimsical story, but it still packs a punch Lois Lowry is not famous for nothing I was intrigued by how much I felt for the main characters, the dream givers, without ever knowing what they truly looked like This book has made me think differently about dreams, nightmares, memories, and people s ability to change And the importance of pets, souvenirs, and talismans talismen.

  11. Interesting book My wife loved it said it was one of her favorites I am a little less enthusiastic about it Still, it s a good story with a neat premise there are imaginary beings that grant people dreams and others than give nightmares and sleeping humans are the proxy for their war Worth reading if you like any other Lois Lowry book She s consistently inventive.

  12. Not yourtypical tale Of course, Lois Lowry and the word, typical, don t go hand in hand Original Great writer Risk taker Those are words I associate with her Pick your superlative But typical No way.This tale has echoes of surrealism than realism with surprising juxtapositions of dreams and reality.Littlest is being trained by Fastidious to bestow dreams on humans, and yes, the latter is hard to please Littlest asks too many questions, plays, and is off task when the two go out each night Fasti [...]

  13. What is beyond the world of sleep Where do our dreams come from Lois Lowry uses her exquisite imagination to explain one of the most interesting parts of life, and makes it even mysterious People of all ages will find this an interesting way to explain dreams Also, the way the story is worked and connected is wonderful and exciting This is a good and uplifting story of a not so good start of a life for a child.

  14. Wonderfull A little book, simple, but packs a punch Why can t Lois Lowry s books be just a little longer

  15. I wish my brain could remember things better I basically forgot all the important stuff that happened in this book I guess that what rereading is for

  16. Lois Lowry is one of my favourite authors ever Her style is so simplistic, yet flowing and beautiful, and she can hook you in with the smallest of plot twist or vividly written picture She s amazing Her style is as powerful as ever in GOSSAMER, but in all honesty, this book was not what I expected Having a different idea of what the book would be like, I went into it with totally wrote expectations I had no idea it was going to be about dream folk and a troubled foster care kid After the first c [...]

  17. This book had me bawling my eyes out If that s not enough recommendation, here s an actual review I enjoyed Littlest One so much She was so full of adorable life and enthusiasm, and her relationship with Thin Elderly was so cute I quite successfully grew to hate the view spoiler Sinisteeds hide spoiler especially when I found out how they were made The older lady and Toby were so sweet, and I love how they did their best to help John His past and the way he was skewed by it with small bits of ch [...]

  18. The dream givers creep around a dark house in the middle of the night They are compassionate beings who visit humans at night 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 The Sinisteeds,inflict nightmares and sometimes travel in frightening Hordes Littlest and Thin Elderly care for a lonely old woman and a foster child named John John has endured an abusive father who forces him to eat dog food after at the [...]

  19. I LOVE Lois Lowry She amazes me with her story telling skills Again, the story is so simple yet so complex at the same time In less than 150 pages, she managed to create an entire imaginary world and 3 well developed human characters without losing anything in terms of theme and conflict Gossamer is a wonderful character, Fastidious annoys me appropriately, and I admire Thin Elderly s patience with Gossamer Littlest John is a realistic character, considering what he s gone through, and I feel fo [...]

  20. I listened to this one on CD, and the performed did a great job It would be good for younger readers.This book is a fictional story about dreams and nightmares It follows a young gossamer and her teacher as they give pleasant dreams to an older woman and a young boy named John who is staying in her home as a foster child Although the story is told mainly through the eyes of the young gossamer, the reader is able to follow the struggles and success of all of the characters It is a great motivatio [...]

  21. I did not like this book as much as The Giver I think Lowry had a pretty creative idea when she envisioned creatures that give dreams, but the story did not interest me that much I found myself 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 My dreams generally have nothing to do with anything lying around my house t [...]

  22. Beautiful tale of how dreams and nightmares visit us The characters are richly drawn I m not sure how I avoided reading this one for so long Lois Lowry can do no wrong.First paragraph is truly remarkable and a great mentor for strong leads setting the scene An owl called, its shuddering hoots repeating mournfully in the distance Somewhere nearby, heavy wings swooped and a young rabbit, captured by sharp talons, shrieked as he was lifted to his doom Startled, a raccoon looked up with bright eyes [...]

  23. Littlest One is the newest Dream Giver in her heap Playfull, laughing, and barely visible she lightly touches the handful of things in a little boy s room, crafting dreams to send him each night Gossamer is a beautiful story filled with wonder, hope and love Lowry has done a brilliant job with her writing and every part of the story is perfect and well crafted This is a fun and quick read that is somehow as dreamy and intangible as the title It left me smiling and glad to have read it A perfect [...]

  24. I expected a good read And this did not disappoint.I ve read the first few pages, and I dare say that the fresh experience and plot devices are really pulling me in Can t wait to get through the entire book I ve read and adored book Gathering Blue 12936 , as well as The Giver and I ve been pining over Messenger, lol Once I saw this book on sale, I knew I just had to get it

  25. In Gossamer by Lois Lowry, Littlest One creeps in the middle of the night practicing dream giving on an elderly woman and her sleeping dog Toby is training to be a dream giver, which is someone who gathers shreds of memories and gives them back as dreams Then the elderly woman takes in a foster child who is an eight year old boy named John Littlest One now has to take on a great challenge, she must try to help John with his bad dreams This book is an interesting fantasy that offers a clever view [...]

  26. This book brings a lot of depth to those little girls who do believe in fairies by giving them a purpose in bringing dreams to people and fighting the dark forces that bring nightmares Inspiring with a touch of magic that left some up to the imagination isn t it nice when everything isn t spelled out for you gossamer

  27. I highly recommend this book to young and old alike It is a delightful and insightful children s book that will leave you with a feeling of gossamer which is hard to explainyou just have to read it Though a fantastical perspective on dreaming, it has enough real elements to capture the fascination of multiple kinds of readers.

  28. I absolutely love this book The title is absolutely perfect for it, simply because it s a light feeling that the book gives off There are dark tones in the story, but you fall in love with all of the characters and the traces of fancy are just wonderful.

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