Sunday, March 30, 2008

Lowry, Lois. Gossamer

Lowry, Lois. Gossamer. Yearling, 2006 [[978-0-385-73416-5]
This 154 page book is a very comforting story. It tells the story of little creatures who provide nice dreams to people. They go around at night gathering memories from objects in the person's house by touching them. Then while the person is sleeping, they flutter up and bestow these memories on the sleeping person who then has pleasant dreams. This story centers around an elderly lady who takes in a foster child from a family with an abusive father. Of course there are also creatures which bestow bad memories to bestow on the people. The good dream creatures are always trying to outdo the nightmare-creating creatures. Although the beginning of the story is a little confusing until the reader figures out what is happening and who these creatures are, I found this story very pleasant.


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