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The Giver

Lois Lowry


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PUBLISHED: 5th May 2008
ISBN: 9780007263516
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In a perfect world, Jonas begins to see the flaws... THE GIVER is the classic award-winning novel that inspired the dystopian genre and a major motion picture adaptation for 2014 starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.
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  • Paperback
    $14.70
PUBLISHED: 5th May 2008
ISBN: 9780007263516
ANNOTATION:
In a perfect world, Jonas begins to see the flaws... THE GIVER is the classic award-winning novel that inspired the dystopian genre and a major motion picture adaptation for 2014 starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.

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In a perfect world, Jonas begins to see the flaws...

      THE GIVER is the classic award-winning novel that inspired the dystopian genre and a major motion picture adaptation for 2014 starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.

Publisher Description

In a perfect world, Jonas begins to see the flaws...

THE GIVER is the classic award-winning novel that inspired the dystopian genre and a major motion picture adaptation for 2014 starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.

It is the future. There is no war, no hunger, no pain. No one in the community wants for anything. Everything needed is provided. And at twelve years old, each member of the community has their profession carefully chosen for them by the Committee of Elders.

Twelve-year old Jonas has never thought there was anything wrong with his world. But from the moment he is selected as the Receiver of Memory, Jonas discovers that their community is not as perfect as it seems.

It is only with the help of the Giver, that Jonas can find what has been lost. And it is only through his personal courage that Jonas finds the strength to do what is right...

The Giver is the award-winning classic of bravery and adventure that has inspired countless dystopian writers as the forerunner of this genre.

Author Biography

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.

Review

"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.

Long Description

In a perfect world, Jonas begins to see the flaws... THE GIVER is the classic award-winning novel that inspired the dystopian genre and a major motion picture adaptation for 2014 starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift. It is the future. There is no war, no hunger, no pain. No one in the community wants for anything. Everything needed is provided. And at twelve years old, each member of the community has their profession carefully chosen for them by the Committee of Elders. Twelve-year old Jonas has never thought there was anything wrong with his world. But from the moment he is selected as the Receiver of Memory, Jonas discovers that their community is not as perfect as it seems. It is only with the help of the Giver, that Jonas can find what has been lost. And it is only through his personal courage that Jonas finds the strength to do what is right... The Giver is the award-winning classic of bravery and adventure that has inspired countless dystopian writers as the forerunner of this genre.

Review Quote

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.

Feature

  • MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ADAPTATION in 2014 - directed by Philip Noyce and starring A-list cast: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swif Collins Modern Classics are re-launched with gorgeous new covers, bringing these timeless story to a new generation. Huge perennial classic in US - read by every child in secondary school THE GIVER is a Newbery Medal-winning title Lois Lowry 's other works include the Anastasia Krupnik series and Number the Stars, which also won the Newbery Medal Competition: Puffin classics

Description for Sales People

In a perfect world, Jonas begins to see the flaws... THE GIVER is the classic award-winning novel that inspired the dystopian genre and a major motion picture adaptation for 2014 starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift. It is the future. There is no war, no hunger, no pain. No one in the community wants for anything. Everything needed is provided. And at twelve years old, each member of the community has their profession carefully chosen for them by the Committee of Elders. Twelve-year old Jonas has never thought there was anything wrong with his world. But from the moment he is selected as the Receiver of Memory, Jonas discovers that their community is not as perfect as it seems. It is only with the help of the Giver, that Jonas can find what has been lost. And it is only through his personal courage that Jonas finds the strength to do what is right... The Giver is the award-winning classic of bravery and adventure that has inspired countless dystopian writers as the forerunner of this genre. Gold title MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ADAPTATION in 2014 - directed by Philip Noyce and starring A-list cast: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift Growing media buzz surrounds movie adaptation - tipped by Guardian alongside DIVERGENT as the YA movie adaptation to give Hunger Games a run for its money We will also publish a film tie-in paperback edition using movie art in JULY 2014 Huge perennial classic in US - read by every child in secondary school THE GIVER is a Newbery Medal-winning title Lois Lowry 's other works include the Anastasia Krupnik series and Number the Stars, which also won the Newbery Medal Competition: Puffin classics

Product Details

Author
Lois Lowry
Pages
240
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Series
Essential Modern Classics
Year
2008
ISBN-10
0007263511
ISBN-13
9780007263516
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2008-05-05
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Short Title
GIVER
Residence
Cambridge, MA, US
Edition
New edition
Audience Age
10
Language
English
Audience
Children/Juvenile