Wednesday, December 27, 2006

MockNomination for Gossamer

Here are characters and plot that are simple and undressed, but emotionally real. They are clearly allegorical; the situation of the dream givers takes shape as dialogue between Gossamer and her teachers, almost as if the writer were asking herself questions and then answering herself. The simple delivery and short length allows direct access to her young audience, who learn—really—how to create not dreams, but stories, and how these stories then help us in our lives: “you must include the sad parts, because they are part of the story, and they have to be part of the dreams.” (p.96)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting that the book emphasizes, among many other things, the power of language - like Charlotte's Web!

2:50 PM  

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