Harcourt Children's Books, 9780152051235, 274pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2004
In this beautifully crafted story, Ursula K. Le Guin writes of the proud cruelty of power, of how hard it is to grow up, and of how much harder still it is to find, in the world's darkness, gifts of light.
Praise For Gifts…
"Gifts, in the context of Le Guin''s newest, inspire fear more often than gratitude. But this book is a gift in the purest sense, as the renowned fantasist''s admirers have waited 14 years since the release of Tehanu for another full-length young adult novel. . . . While intriguing as a coming-of-age allegory, Orrec''s story is also rich in the earthy magic and intelligent plot twists that made the Earthsea novels classics." Booklist, 8/01/04 (starred review)