The Giver

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 197 pages

1994 Newbery Medal Winner

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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I really loved this book and think students can learn so much about the importance of self acceptance, individuality, and emotions. It follows a boy named Jonas as he discovers a desire for something ... Read full review

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Upon reading this again as an adult, I found this book quite a bit more depressing than I had remembered. Several of the bigger themes must have gone straight over my head. I also remember having been ... Read full review

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Contents

Newbery Acceptance Speech
185
Back Flap
199
Back Cover
200
Spine
201
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About the author (2011)

Lois Lowry is known for her versatility and invention as a writer. She was born in Hawaii and grew up in New York, Pennsylvania, and Japan. After several years at Brown University, she turned to her family and to writing. She is the author of more than thirty books for young adults, including the 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 now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine.

To learn more about Lois Lowry, see her website at www.loislowry.com



Bagram Ibatoulline was born in Russia, graduated from the State Academic Institute of Arts in Moscow, and has worked in the fields of fine arts, graphic arts, mural design, and textile design. He illustrated The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and Great Joy by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo.Bagram lives in Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania.

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