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The Giver

The Giver (Library Binding)

By Lowry, Lois

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In Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning classic, 12-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 his fragile community.

ISBN 9781627655569
Barcode 9781627655569
Published 1 July 2014 by Perfection Learning
Format Library Binding
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ISBN-13 9781627655569
ISBN-10 1627655565
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Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Perfection Learning
Imprint Perfection Learning
Publication Date 1 July 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Library Binding
Author(s) By Lowry, Lois
Series Readers Circle (Prebound)
Category Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 255
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 295g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Science fiction, Memory, Coming of age, Dystopias, Euthanasia
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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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