The Giver

Paperback | January 7, 2005

byLois Lowry

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A Newbery Medal Winner, An ALA Notable Children's Book, An ALA Best Book for Young Adults -- It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened. Thus opens this haunting novel in which a boy inhabits a seemingly ideal world: a world without conflict, poverty, unemployment, divorce, injustice, or inequality. December is the time of the annual Ceremony at which each twelve year old receives a life assignment from the Elders. Jonas's friend Fiona is named Caretaker of the Old. His cheerful pal Asher becomes the Assistant Director of Recreation. But Jonas has been chosen for something special. When his selection leads him to an unnamed man known only as the Giver, Jonas begins to sense the dark secrets that underlie the fragile perfection of his world.

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A Newbery Medal Winner, An ALA Notable Children's Book, An ALA Best Book for Young Adults -- It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened. Thus opens this haunting novel in which a boy inhabits a seemingly ideal world: a world without conflict, poverty, unemployment, divorce, injustice, or inequality. December is ...

Lois Lowry was born on March 20, 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was educated at both Brown University and the University of Southern Maine. Before becoming an author, she worked as a photographer and a freelance journalist. Her first book, A Summer to Die, was published in 1977. Since then she has written over 30 books for young adults ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.4 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:January 7, 2005Publisher:Thorndike PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0786271531

ISBN - 13:9780786271535

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