The Giver

By Lois Lowry
(Ember, Paperback, 9780385732550, 208pp.)

Publication Date: January 24, 2006

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Mass Market Paperback, Paperback, Paperback

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Description

Lois Lowry’s The Giver is the quintessential dystopian novel, followed by its remarkable companions, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

When Jonas turns 12, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. Now, it’s time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.




About the Author

Lois Lowry is a multi-award-winning author who has written many popular books. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is the author of the popular Anastasia Krupnik books and was the recipient of the Newbery Medal for Number the Stars and for The Giver.


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NPR
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

Lowry's father didn't have Alzheimer's, but as he began to forget his past, the author says she began to imagine a book about eliminating painful memories. The Giver has just been adapted into a film. More at NPR.org

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Praise For The Giver

"A powerful and provacative novel.”
-- The New York Times


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