Snagged a copy of the forthcoming Lois Lowry novel, GOSSAMER, at midwinter ALA. Had a few hours today before Super Bowl XL kick-off so I thought I would give myself a treat and dive into this slim book. Gossamer is an apt metaphor for the touch Lowry brings to each of her creations. GOSSAMER is the tale of LITTLEST, a young being who is being trained in the work of dream giver. Her task is not an easy one even with the careful tutelage of Fastidious her first teacher and Thin Eldest who takes over her training. Littlest must bring dreams to a very troubled boy. But her touch is sure and soon she is able to bring comfort to John and prevent the Horde from creating nightmares. This summary sounds so pedestrian, and that is unfortunate because this novel is not simple or pedestrian in any way at all. Lowry's sure touch is deft and she evokes such warm images that any reader is certain to fall into this story and dram along with John. GOSSAMER is Lowry once again demonstrating that she is a true wordsmith.