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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 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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Grouping Title gossamer
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display_description While learning to bestow dreams, a young dream giver tries to save an eight-year-old boy from the effects of both his abusive past and the nightmares inflicted on him by the frightening Sinisteeds.
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subject_facet Child abuse -- Fiction, Child abuse -- Juvenile fiction, Dreams -- Juvenile fiction, Dreams. -- Fiction, Foster home care -- Fiction, Foster home care -- Juvenile fiction, Nightmares -- Juvenile fiction, Nightmares. -- Fiction
title_display Gossamer
title_full Gossamer, Gossamer / Lois Lowry
title_short Gossamer
topic_facet Child abuse, Dreams, Foster home care, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Nightmares