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The Giver

The Giver (Hardback)

By Lowry, Lois

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

ISBN 9780544430785
Barcode 9780544430785
Published 1 July 2014 by Houghton Mifflin
Format Hardback
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Series Giver Quartet (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9780544430785
ISBN-10 0544430786
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Imprint Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date 1 July 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Lowry, Lois
Series Giver Quartet (part: 1)
Category Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 23mm
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 Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 483333

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 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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