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    Gossamer (Hardback) By (author) Lois Lowry

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    DescriptionWhere 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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    Title
    Gossamer
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lois Lowry
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 140
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780618685509
    ISBN 10: 0618685502
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: EY, PIB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.1
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 216
    Ingram Subject Code: CJ
    Libri: I-CJ
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12300
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: X01831000
    BISAC V2.8: JUV010000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BIC subject category V2: YB
    B&T Approval Code: X05121523
    BISAC V2.8: JUV037000
    LC classification: PZ7.L9673 GOS 2006
    Thema V1.0: YB
    Publisher
    Walter Lorraine Books
    Imprint name
    Walter Lorraine Books
    Publication date
    24 April 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "The prose is light as gossamer; the story as haunting as a dream." --Kirkus Reviews, starred Kirkus Reviews, Starred "Lyrical, richly descriptive prose ushers readers into a fascinating parallel world inhabited by appealingly quirky characters." -Publishers Weekly, starred Publishers Weekly, Starred "A beautiful novel with an intriguing premise." --School Library Journal, starred School Library Journal, Starred "Lowry succeeds again with this lyrical and compelling story about the importance of memory and the transforming power of love...The gentle blend of wit and pathos will enchant readers." VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) ."..The novel effectively evokes the flimsy and sometimes tentative grasp on happiness and comfort...and the ways in which darkness can be combated through love." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books