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Awards

Winner of the 2009 Young Reader's Choice Award (Junior Division)

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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.

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In a haunting story that tiptoes between reality and imagination, 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.

About the Author

Lois Lowry has twice been the recipient of Newbery Medals and has written many popular books for children.

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crowyhead, July 18, 2008 (view all comments by crowyhead)
[close] Littlest One and her teacher, Thin Elderly, are tiny creatures whose job it is to touch beloved objects and then piece the bits of memory and emotion therein into dreams for humans. It is a wonderful vocation, but not without its dangers: there are also the Sinisteeds, terrible creatures that plague people with nightmares. Perhaps most frightening of all, dream-givers like Littlest One and Thin Elderly can become Sinisteeds if they don't do their work carefully.

Littlest One and Thin Elderly are in charge of giving dreams to a kind old woman, a fairly simple task. But when the woman takes in John, a foster child, his anger and troubled past leave him open to torment by the Sinisteeds, and the dream-givers must find a way to counteract this.

This is a short novel, but Lowry is adept at sketching out a tantalizing and fascinating story in so few pages. Her use of launguage is lovely, and I was utterly absorbed.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385734165
Author:
Lowry, Lois
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Author:
Lowry, Lois
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Dreams
Subject:
Foster home care
Subject:
Bedtime & Dreams
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Child abuse
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.60x5.30x.45 in. .28 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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