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The Giver

The Giver (Hardback)

By Lowry, Lois

Twelve-year-old Jonas 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 this fragile community.

ISBN 9780547995663
Published 25 September 2012 by Cengage Learning, Inc
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780547995663
ISBN-10 0547995660
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Cengage Learning, Inc
Imprint Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date 25 September 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Lowry, Lois
Series Giver Quartet (part: 1)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 363g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Science fiction, Memory, Individuality, Dystopias, Social control
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 481884

Description of this Book

Twelve-year-old Jonas 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 this fragile community.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review <p> A powerful and provocative novel -- The New York Times <p> <p> Wrought with admirable skill -- the emptiness and menace underlying this Utopia emerge step by inexorable step: a richly provocative novel. -- Kirkus , starred review<p> <p> 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 <p> <p> The simplicity and directness of Lowry's writing force readers to grapple with their own thoughts. -- Booklist , starred review <p> <p> 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 is the author of more than forty books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestselling Giver Quartet and popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader's Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver. Her first novel, A Summer to Die, was awarded the International Reading Association's Children's Book Award. Ms. Lowry lives in Maine. www.loislowry.com Twitter @LoisLowryWriter

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