Synopses & Reviews
Littlest One is a tiny creature slowly learning her job of giving dreams to humans. Each night she and her teacher, Thin Elderly, visit an old woman's home where she softly touches beloved objects, gathering happy memories, and drops of old scents and sounds. Littlest One pieces these bits together and presents them to her sleeping human in the form of pleasant dreams. But the dreaded Sinisteeds, dark fearsome creatures that plague their victims with nightmares, are always at work against the dreamgivers. When the old woman takes in John, an angry foster child with a troubled past, the Sinisteeds go after him with their horrifying nightmares. Can Littlest One, and her touch light as gossamer, protect John's heart and soul from the nightmare of his dark past?
From the Trade Paperback edition.
This is a story that flows between the day-to-day reality of ordinary life and the nighttime dream world of two damaged people: a sensitive, lonely woman and the vulnerable young boy whom she has taken into her care. What hope do they have of helping each other? And where can they find the strength that they need? Lois Lowry again presents her unique insight into the relationships of people and of the events that shape their lives.