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Gossamer

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· Yearling
· Trade Paperback · Ages 8-12 years
· January 8, 2008 · $6.99 · 978-0-385-73416-5 (0-385-73416-6)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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?

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“Lowry’s prose is simple and clear. This carefully plotted fantasy has inner logic and conviction. Readers will identify with Littlest, who is discovering her own special talents. . . . A beautiful novel with an intriguing premise.”–School Library Journal, Starred

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NOMINEE 2009 - Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award

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

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