The Giver

The Giver
Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2014
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 054434068X

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. This movie tie-in edition features cover art from the movie and exclusive Q&A with members of the cast, including Taylor Swift, Brenton Thwaites and Cameron Monaghan.

Gathering Blue

Gathering Blue
Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2000-09-25
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 054734578X

The second book in Lois Lowry's Giver Quartet, which began with the bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning The Giver. Left orphaned and physically flawed in a civilization that shuns and discards the weak, Kira faces a frighteningly uncertain future. Her neighbors are hostile, and no one but a small boy offers to help. When she is summoned to judgment by The Council of Guardians, Kira prepares to fight for her life. But the Council, to her surprise, has plans for her. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, the young girl faces new responsibilities and a set of mysteries deep within the only world she has ever known. On her quest for truth, Kira discovers things that will change her life and world forever. A compelling examination of a future society, Gathering Blue challenges readers to think about community, creativity, and the values that they have learned to accept. Once again Lois Lowry brings readers on a provocative journey that inspires contemplation long after the last page is turned. “This extraordinary novel is remarkable for its fully realized characters, gripping plot, and Lowry’s singular vision of a future.” —VOYA The Giver has become one of the most influential novels of our time. Don't miss the powerful companion novels in Lois Lowry's Giver Quartet: Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

The Giver (graphic Novel)

The Giver (graphic Novel)
Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-02-05
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 1328631826

The Giver is a modern classic and one of the most influential books of our time. Now in graphic novel format, Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic story of a young boy discovering the dark secrets behind his seemingly ideal world is accompanied by renowned artist P. Craig Russell’s beautifully haunting illustrations. Placed on countless reading lists, translated into more than forty languages, and made into a feature film, The Giver is the first book in The Giver Quartet that also includes Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. In this new graphic novel edition, readers experience the haunting story of twelve-year-old Jonas and his seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment, through the brilliant art of P. Craig Russell that truly brings The Giver to life. Witness Jonas's assignment as the Receiver of Memory, watch as he begins to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community, and follow the explosion of color into his world like never before.

The Giver

The Giver
Author: Scholastic, Inc. Staff
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 20
Release: 1997
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9780590373586

A study guide for Lois Lowry's book for young readers, "The Giver," which includes discussion questions, vocabulary builders, activities, and other teaching resources.

This Mournable Body

This Mournable Body
Author: Tsitsi Dangarembga
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-08-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1555978622

A searing novel about the obstacles facing women in Zimbabwe, by one of the country’s most notable authors Anxious about her prospects after leaving a stagnant job, Tambudzai finds herself living in a run-down youth hostel in downtown Harare. For reasons that include her grim financial prospects and her age, she moves to a widow’s boarding house and eventually finds work as a biology teacher. But at every turn in her attempt to make a life for herself, she is faced with a fresh humiliation, until the painful contrast between the future she imagined and her daily reality ultimately drives her to a breaking point. In This Mournable Body, Tsitsi Dangarembga returns to the protagonist of her acclaimed first novel, Nervous Conditions, to examine how the hope and potential of a young girl and a fledgling nation can sour over time and become a bitter and floundering struggle for survival. As a last resort, Tambudzai takes an ecotourism job that forces her to return to her parents’ impoverished homestead. It is this homecoming, in Dangarembga’s tense and psychologically charged novel, that culminates in an act of betrayal, revealing just how toxic the combination of colonialism and capitalism can be.

The Giver Quartet

The Giver Quartet
Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2012
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0547887205

Unlike the other Birthmothers in her utopian community, teenaged Claire forms an attachment to her baby and sets out to find him when he is removed from the community.

Messenger

Messenger
Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2004-04-26
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 0547345895

The third book in Lois Lowry's Giver Quartet, which began with the bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning The Giver. Trouble is brewing in Village. Once a utopian community that prided itself on welcoming strangers, Village will soon be cut off to all outsiders. As one of the few able to traverse the forbidding Forest, Matty must deliver the message of Village’s closing and try to convince Seer’s daughter Kira to return with him before it’s too late. But Forest is now hostile to Matty as well. Now he must risk everything to fight his way through it, armed only with an emerging power he cannot yet explain or understand. "Told in simple, evocative prose, this companion to The Giver and Gathering Blue can stand on its own as a powerful tale of great beauty." —Kirkus (starred review) Messenger is the masterful third novel in Lois Lowry’s Giver Quartet, which includes The Giver, Gathering Blue, and Son.

The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger, Son (The Giver Quartet)

The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger, Son (The Giver Quartet)
Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 705
Release: 2014-07-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0007597320

THE GIVER is soon to be a major motion picture starring Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift. Now available for the first time in the UK, THE GIVER QUARTET is the complete four-novel collection.

Summary - the Giver

Summary - the Giver
Author: The Summary Guy
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2017-04-13
Genre:
ISBN: 9781545355251

A Complete Summary of The Giver. The Giver is a novel written by award-winning author Lois Lowry which was published in 1993. Before publishing The Giver, she won a Newbery Medal for her novel Number the Stars. The Giver also earned her a Newbery Medal because of its themes and fame. The Giver is a story of a brilliant boy named Jonas who happens to live in a society that is being controlled by the rules and tradition of The Elders. Through his wisdom and mannerism, Jonas is selected as the Receiver of Memory, a post that distinguishes him from others and gives him authority. He follows the rules and receives wisdom in the form of memories, but soon becomes upset with the rules. He is shocked at the killing of babies and others. Jonas, finally, wants to get rid of this society and saves the baby that is being released or killed by his father. The two go to Elsewhere to in search of freedom, hope, life and colors. You will definitely enjoy this beautifully plotted novel. The depth of characterization will occupy your mind till you finish this artistic narration. Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Get: In The Giver, you will get a summarized version of the book. In The Giver, you will find the book analyzed to further strengthen your knowledge. In The Giver, you will get some fun multiple choice quizzes, along with answers to help you learn about the book. Get a copy, and learn everything about The Giver.

The Giver and the Gift

The Giver and the Gift
Author: Peter Greer
Publisher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2015-11-24
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1441229906

A Relational Approach to Fundraising For many people, fundraising has become a dirty word. Conjuring images of guilt-inducing gimmickry, the predominant model saps the joy from both the donor and the receiver. But what if fundraising has the potential to be good for the giver, not just the recipient? What if it's about love and service, not just "What's in it for me?" These are the questions that Peter Greer, president and CEO of Hope International, and David Weekley, one of America's most influential philanthropists, answer in The Giver and the Gift. Based upon their own relationship and experiences, The Giver and the Gift outlines a Kingdom perspective on fundraising. Instead of guilt, there is gratitude. Instead of obligation, joy. It's time to dismantle certain shaky beliefs and practices, energizing a new generation of generosity. "How does fundraising become a Kingdom partnership, instead of just the transfer of funds? As a person who has spent years in the middle of these partnerships, I found the book fresh, clear, and extremely helpful." --Denny Rydberg, president of Young Life