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The Giver
 

The Giver (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Lowry, Lois

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Coming soon to movie theaters, Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning classic about twelve-year-old Jonas who lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community.

ISBN 9780544340688
Barcode 9780544340688
Published 1 July 2014 by Houghton Mifflin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Giver Quartet (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9780544340688
ISBN-10 054434068X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Imprint Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date 1 July 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Lowry, Lois
Series Giver Quartet (part: 1)
Category Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 218g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Science fiction, Memory, Individuality, Dystopias, Social control
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 483332

Description of this Book

Soon to be a major motion picture, The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to The Giver, including Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A powerful and provocative novel -- The New York Times Wrought with admirable skill -- the emptiness and menace underlying this Utopia emerge step by inexorable step: a richly provocative novel. -- Kirkus , starred review 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 , starred review The simplicity and directness of Lowry's writing force readers to grapple with their own thoughts. -- Booklist , starred review The theme of balancing the values of freedom and security is beautifully presented. -- The Horn Book Magazine , starred review

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Author's Bio

Lois Lowry won her second Newbery Medal for The Giver (1994). It launched the quartet that includes the other modern-day classics Gathering Blue, The Messenger, and Son. She divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a 1769 farmhouse in Maine. Visit her website at www.loislowry.com.

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