Lowry’s (The Giver) spellbinding story centers on a clever, curious young dream- giver. Littlest One is learning the nocturnal task performed by. 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. Littlest One isn’t quite sure what she is. She’s practically transparent, but she casts a shadow. She’s not like a dog (she doesn’t have a tail.

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Gossamer is a novel with elements of both fantasy and realism for young adults by Lois Lowry. Gossamer is a novel by Lois Lowry. It is about a boy named John. There are creatures, the Bestowers and the Sinisteeds. Bestowers help people by giving them nice gossamr happy dreams. But the Sinisteeds give bad and nasty nightmares. There is one Bestower that is unique.

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That bestower is Littlest. She wants to bestow John because he gets abused but Thin elderly Another Bestower thinks that she is not ready yet. Littlest is the name of the young dream-giver at the beginning of the book. She is quite carefree, and is curious about everything. She gains the name Gossamer for her gossamer touch. The old woman is an unnamed elderly woman that lives a lonely life with her dog, Toby.


She decides to foster a young girl but gets a young boy named John instead. The old woman is less lonely when she is given good dreams. John is the young boy that Littlest and Thin Elderly receive as their assignment.

He and goxsamer mother were both verbally, and physically abused by John’s father, Duane. John is eight years old. John’s mother is not explicitly named in the book. She was an intelligent woman, but was forbidden to participate in social and intellectual llowry by Duane.

After her divorceshe becomes a secretary at John’s school. He is quite experienced, and patiently answers Littlest’s questions without taking offense.

He takes care in his dream-giving, and is quite happy with it. Most Ancient is the eldest dream-giver of Gossamer’s Heap. Gowsamer is wise in many ways, and advises the dream-givers in many aspects of life.

Strapping is a young dream-giver from a different Heap. He was careless in his dream-giving; however, after he was assigned to John’s mother as punishment, he becomes more affectionate and caring. Fastidious is another dream-giver of the Heap. She is extremely irritable,grouchy,and impatient; hence her name Fastidious. She was introduced as Littlest’s mentor, but gave the task thereof to Thin Elderly, an older dream-giver who volunteered for the job in Fastidious place.


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