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The Giver

The Giver
 

In a perfect world, Jonas begins to see the flaws... THE GIVER is the classic award-winning novel that inspired the dystopian genre and a major motion picture adaptation for 2014 starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.

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ISBN 9780007578498
Barcode 9780007578498
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780007263516
Published 21 July 2014 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, Film tie-in edition
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Author(s) By Lowry, Lois
Series The Giver Quartet
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ISBN-13 9780007578498
ISBN-10 0007578490
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 21 July 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Film tie-in edition
Edition Film tie-in edition
Author(s) By Lowry, Lois
Series The Giver Quartet
Category Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 170g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 475269

Description of this Book

In a perfect world, Jonas begins to see the flaws...THE GIVER is the classic award-winning novel that inspired the dystopian genre and a major motion picture adaptation for 2014 starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift. It is the future. There is no war, no hunger, no pain. No one in the community wants for anything. Everything needed is provided. And at twelve years old, each member of the community has their profession carefully chosen for them by the Committee of Elders. Twelve-year old Jonas has never thought there was anything wrong with his world. But from the moment he is selected as the Receiver of Memory, Jonas discovers that their community is not as perfect as it seems. It is only with the help of the Giver, that Jonas can find what has been lost. And it is only through his personal courage that Jonas finds the strength to do what is right...The Giver is the award-winning classic of bravery and adventure that has inspired countless dystopian writers as the forerunner of this genre.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The Giver, a powerful and provocative novel, is sure to keep older children reading and thinking. New York Times Lowry is once again in top form - raising many questions while answering few, and unwinding a tale fit for the most adventurous readers. Publishers Weekly
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Lois Lowry, author of over twenty novels and twice winner of the Newbery Medal (for The Giver and Number the Stars), was born on 20 March 1937 in Hawaii. Her father was an Army dentist and the family lived all over the world. Now divorced, she lives in West Cambridge with her dog, Bandit, and spends weekends in her nineteenth-century farmhouse in New Hampshire.

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