The Giver (Giver Quartet #1)
Author(s): Lois Lowry
Celebrate Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning classic story of a young boy discovering the dark secrets behind his seemingly ideal world in this 25th Anniversary Edition of The Giver. Includes a new afterword from Lois Lowry, as well as her Newbery acceptance speech.
The Giver, Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning novel, has become one of the most influential books of our time. Placed on countless reading lists and curricula, translated into more than forty languages, and made into a feature film, The Giver is a modern classic.
Celebrate this beloved contribution to children's literature with the 25th Anniversary Edition. The haunting story of twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity, is as resonant today as when it was first published. Lois Lowry will include a new afterword as well as her Newbery acceptance speech in this edition.
This ebook includes a sample chapter of sequel Gathering Blue.
The Community is a society where there is no conflict or suffering or want or inequality, where everything is ordered and planned and safe and comfortable, and all the world’s ‘problems’ are solved. Is this the best of all possible worlds? When 12-year-old Jonas is chosen to become the Community’s new Receiver of Memory, he learns and experiences all the painful and all the beautiful memories denied the other Community members, and learns the hidden cost of this ‘perfect’ life. How will he react to this knowledge? My 11-year-old and I got a lot out of reading this book and discussing the many issues it raises. - Thomas
"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,15 February. 1993: 240 "The Giver, a powerful and provocative novel, is sure to keep older children reading and thinking." New York Times, 31 Oct. 1993: 26.
Lois Lowry, author of over twenty novels and twice winner of the Newbery Medal (for The Giver and Number the Stars), was born on 20 March 1937 in Hawaii. Her father was an Army dentist and the family lived all over the world. Now divorced, she lives in West Cambridge with her dog, Bandit, and spends weekends in her nineteenth-century farmhouse in New Hampshire.
- : 9780007263516
- : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
- : HarperCollins
- : 0.22
- : October 2007
- : 197mm X 135mm
- : United Kingdom
- : March 2008
- : books
- : Lois Lowry
- : Paperback
- : New edition
- : English
- : [Fic]
- : Teen - Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
- : oc2008016681
- : 240