“Gossamer,” by Lois Lowry

“Gossamer,” by two-time Newberry Medal winner Lois Lowry is a fantasy story about dreams and dream bearers.

Book Cover Art for Gossamer by Lois LowryThe main characters are two people: a lonely old woman, and an angry young boy. But behind these two people are powerful forces attempting to influence them both for good and bad. Every night dream givers come to pull pleasant memories and experiences from household objects and bestow healing, strengthening dreams to the sleeping humans.

Littlest One is a young dream giver who likes to play and have fun. Thin Elderly is her mentor and teacher. He must teach her the fine art of healing people through dreams. When John, an angry young foster child comes to live in the household that Littlest One and Thin Elderly serve it is the start of a trying time for all involved. John is really quite sensitive, hiding his fears and insecurities behind meanness and unkind words. The old woman can see behind John's assumed mask, but even she finds it hard to reach his heart.

It is up to the dream givers to use their caring powers to teach John about the feelings of love and make him open up. But even as they try to help John their efforts are all but thwarted by Sinisteeds, warped dream givers who have fallen to using their dream bestowing powers to create nightmares that cause damage and fear.

“Gossamer” is a marvelous fantasy creation. Lois Lowry's remarkable imagination has created a beautiful world peopled by caring, loving creatures who work behind the scenes to change and mold people. The tenderness of Lois Lowry's words gives “Gossamer” a lasting appeal. “Gossamer” teaches that love can always triumph over hate and that we must always be careful to avoid misusing whatever powers or abilities we may have. I would definitely recommend “Gossamer” to fantasy lovers.

Inkweaver Book Rating:

Plot

Characters

Presentation

★★★★Overall



Your Rating:
Inkweaver Review 2009-04-11T10:04:00-05:00

25 replies so far. What are your thoughts?

Charlene said...

I thought book was really cute, and such an interesting concept. Thanks for sharing your review!

NathanKP said...

You are welcome Charlene.

The story world in "Gossamer" is really unique. Its obvious that Lois Lowry wrote the book with love and care, and that is part of what makes it so enjoyable.

Thanks for commenting.

Nathan

Josh said...

If you are looking for a relaxing, imaginative book, than this is the one to read. It is a peaceful book that shows you an outside world of imagination coming to life.

NathanKP said...

Thanks for your great summary Josh. That is an excellent description of "Gossamer" by Lois Lowry.

Anonymous said...

cool book it's on of my battle books too!so cool!Peace out!

Kalina Kalyan said...

Cute and adorable book

Anonymous said...

This book, is just brilliant. :)

Anonymous said...

Stupid book. Total waste of time. What a terrible author.

Anonymous said...

i honestly love this book and i'm 12 so yea it was bomb!!!

Anonymous said...

great author... jerk who ever said she was terrible! she is mos definitely not!!

Anonymous said...

fat man yeah

Anonymous said...

plasma unicorn
(four square)

Anonymous said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

Anonymous said...

awesome book. really loved it.

Anonymous said...

I really liked this book and I am doing a book report on it. I am doing a collage of Littlest One because she wonders what she is all the time. I thing this book is very well written and love the characters, setting, and placement of the events in this book.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book and told my friend to check it out at the library today, and he did.
I think this book is worth your time to read and Lois Lowry is a truly inspirational author. Also dream is a very interesting subject to write about.

Anonymous said...

It's also on my battle of the books! Hehe I'm in an esf school too, if you're not. Love this book <3

chance walters said...

i love this book

Anonymous said...

Great book:)

Aj Saini said...

THIS BOOK IS BORING AS SHIT!!!

Anonymous said...

i am starting to read this book i just want to know is this a good book. so far it is <3

Anonymous said...

It is good book it is short it depends on who is reading you will like it if you enjoy fictional stories

Anonymous said...

I am doing a book report/literary analysis on it

Anonymous said...

This book is good

Anonymous said...

I every time used to read paragraph in news papers but now as I am a user of
net therefore from now I am using net for articles or reviews, thanks to web.


Stop by my page - Louis Vuitton Handbags

Anonymous said...

everyone should read this book is awesome.thanks you Lois Lowry