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Gossamer

Title

Gossamer

Authors

Lois Lowry

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780618685509

Pages

140 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Lexile Measure

660L

Topic

Family Relationships; Foster care; Family violence; foster home; foster mother; foster child; abusive father; child abuse

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

foster mother

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2006, Nominee, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Parents' Choice Award, 2006, Silver, Fiction
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2007 Ages (9 to 12)
Books for Holiday Gift-Giving, 2006
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Choices, 2007 Children's Fiction
Distinguished Books, 2006 Children's Picture Books
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2006
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to Ninth Edition, 2007
Notable Children's Books, 2007 Older Readers
Notable Children's Books in the English Language Arts, 2007 Fantasy/Folklore
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2006
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2006

Keywords

dreams; nightmares; giving dreams; growing up; developing skills; spirits; memories

Diversity Impact

indirect

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