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The Giver

The Giver (Hardback)

By Lowry, Lois
Illustrated by Ibatoulline, Bagram

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 9780547424774
Barcode 9780547424774
Published 25 October 2011 by Houghton Mifflin
Format Hardback
Series Giver Quartet (part: 1)
Out of print

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ISBN-13 9780547424774
ISBN-10 0547424779
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Imprint Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date 25 October 2011
Publication Country China China
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Lowry, Lois
Illustrated by Ibatoulline, Bagram
Series Giver Quartet (part: 1)
Category Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 197
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 213mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 499g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Science fiction, Memory, Individuality, Control (Psychology), Ethics
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

It's been approximately sixteen years since one of the most prolific and influentional novels of our time--Lois Lowry's The Giver-- received the Newbery Medal in 1994. The story centers on 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 this fragile community. This gift edition celebrates this Houghton Mifflin touchstone and a Two-Time Newbery Medalist with twelve freshly brushed illustrations by acclaimed artist Bagram Ibatoulline. The Giver as a book stands on its own, of course, but the illustrations of Ibatoulline add to and amplify this work to make it a gift that is even easier to give. Who wouldn't want to give The Giver as a gift? The Giver is the first in the trilogy of books that includes Gathering Blue and The Messenger. This is not their first collaboration as Lowry's text met Ibatoulline's illustration in the picture book Crow Call published by Scholastic in Fall 2009.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review @lt;DIV@gt; Wrought with admirable skill -- the emptiness and menace underlying this Utopia emerge step by inexorable step: a richly provocative novel. --Kirkus Reviews @lt;BR@gt;@lt;BR@gt; In a departure from her well-known and favorably regarded realistic works, Lowry has written a fascinating, thoughtful science-fiction novel. The story takes place in a nameless, utopian community, at an unidentified future time. Although life seems perfect -- there is no hunger, no disease, no pollution, no fear -- the reader becomes uneasily aware that all is not well. The story is skillfully written; the air of disquiet is delicately insinuated; and the theme of balancing the values of freedom and security is beautifully presented. --Horn Book Guide@lt;/DIV@gt;

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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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