I am a big fan of Lois Lowry's other work. This was not my favorite of the collection but an interesting concept and as always great story telling. I always find this author's characters to be relatable even though so different from anything familiar.
This is a great story for all ages.
I can see this book being read to a young child or to an elderly person. The elements that compose a dream or a nightmare, the way the young and inexperienced newest Dream-Giver counteracts the doings of the sinister nightmare "inflicters" with all of her innocence, candor and vehemence is very heart warming and uplifting.
I wonder what inspired Ms. Lowry to write this unique story. Not all is rosy and pristine with the lives of the characters. You meet the lonely old lady who lives with her dog, the battered young wife and mother who lost custody of her child and then you meet John, the broken and very angry 8yr. old whom with the help of his Dream-Givers learns how to counteract his bad memories of abuse and abandonment with those of hope, new life, courage and new friends.
Read it, it is quick but a potent read.
This is a sweet, interesting little story.