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Boston [Mass.] : Houghton Mifflin, c2006.
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140 pages ; 22 cm.
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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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0618685502 (hardcover) :, 9780618685509
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General Note
"Walter Lorraine books."
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.
A Junior Library Guild selection.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Lowry, L. (2006). Gossamer. Boston [Mass.]: Houghton Mifflin.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lowry, Lois. 2006. Gossamer. Boston [Mass.]: Houghton Mifflin.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Lowry, Lois, Gossamer. Boston [Mass.]: Houghton Mifflin, 2006.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Lowry, Lois. Gossamer. Boston [Mass.]: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. Print.

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