• by Lois Lowry
  • Narrated by Anne Twomey
  • 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

"Spellbinding....Exquisite, at times mesmerizing writing." (Publishers Weekly)
"The prose is light as gossamer; the story as haunting as a dream." (Kirkus Reviews)


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Customer Reviews

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Lois Lowry master story teller

Once again Lois Lowry has written a novel that will be appreciated by all ages. It can be read on many levels and enjoyed by all. She could be considered a national treasure.
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the boys

read this story of overcoming challenges and adversity, story of triumph, we loved it, Lois Lowry does it again!
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- Kimberly Tarver

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-15-2006
  • Publisher: Listening Library