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The Resource Gossamer

Gossamer

Label
Gossamer
Title
Gossamer
Statement of responsibility
by Lois Lowry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
ALA Notable Children's Book, 2007
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
143190
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lowry, Lois
Index
no index present
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660
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Gossamer
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fc0f7ed0-39f2-4966-b18d-bbc91bbb93a2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547345000
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Gossamer
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fc0f7ed0-39f2-4966-b18d-bbc91bbb93a2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780547345000
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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