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The Giver

Format:  Paperback,

179 pages

Publisher: Random House Childrens Books

Publish Date: Sep 2002

ISBN-13: 9780440237686

ISBN-10: 0440237688

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Lois Lowry's "The Giver" is the quintessential dystopian novel, followed by its remarkable companions, "Gathering Blue," "Messenge"r, and "Son."
Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

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Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Publish Date: Sep 2002
ISBN-13: 9780440237686
ISBN-10: 0440237688
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 179
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.2 x 0.6 x 6.8

About the author

Biography of Lowry, Lois

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 including Gathering Blue, Messenger, the Anastasia Krupnik series, and Son. She has received numerous awards including the International Reading Association's Children's Literature Award, the American Library Association Notable Book Award Citation and a Newberry Medal for Number the Stars in 1990 and The Giver in 1993.

Chapter outline

Contextp. 1
Plot Overviewp. 5
Character Listp. 9
Analysis of Major Charactersp. 11
Jonasp. 11
The Giverp. 12
Jonas's Fatherp. 13
Themes, Motifs & Symbolsp. 15
The Importance of Memoryp. 15
The Relationship Between Pain and Pleasurep. 15
The Importance of the Individualp. 16
Visionp. 16
Nakednessp. 17
Releasep. 17
The Newchild Gabrielp. 18
The Sledp. 18
The Riverp. 18
Summary & Analysisp. 19
Chapters 1-2p. 19
Chapters 3-4p. 22
Chapters 5-6p. 25
Chapters 7-9p. 28
Chapters 10-11p. 32
Chapters 12-13p. 35
Chapters 14-16p. 39
Chapters 17-18p. 42
Chapters 19-20p. 46
Chapters 21-23p. 48
Important Quotations Explainedp. 53
Key Factsp. 59
Study Questions & Essay Topicsp. 62
Study Questionsp. 62
Suggested Essay Topicsp. 66
Review & Resourcesp. 68
Quizp. 68
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 74

Awards and Recognitions

  • Newbery Medal, 1994 (United States)

Book description

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

Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5★ by 10reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by required reading! i read this book (Iam a parent) because i always read the books assigned to my kids so i can "go over" the material with them. well, this is one of the best books that i have read as well. it is assigned in 5th grade (usually in TAG or gifted programs) and also in 8th grade! the content is probobly too over a fifth graders head, no matter how "smart" they are, but for an 8th grader it is perfect. i would recommend this to ur child even if the school doesnt require it. there are 2 other books that go with it. and the author louis lowry is a newberry medal winner for childrens lit. i also recommend "number the stars" about the jews that had to hide.. its great reading 10/25/2008
Rated 5 out of 5★ by i still love this book i was required to read this book in 7th grade and i read it usually once a year. i am now 25 and i still love this book! 02/27/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by AWESOME I had to read his book for school in the 7th grade. At first I didn't want to read it but it was an awesome book. 06/10/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Classic This book is one that I read about ten years ago, and all I could remember about it was its uniqueness. It is a wonderful book for all ages. A favorite to many people I know whom read it in middle school and highschool. Nice short novel to kick back and read on a rainy day. 02/19/2008
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Read it. Everyone should read this book at least once. I read it as a child, and I still love it as an adult. 12/29/2007
Rated 5 out of 5★ by I really enjoyed this book. It is an easy read and is very enjoyable. 07/01/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by My favorite book! This book is great. It is a bit small, and paperback though. This is fine with me, but I don't think there was an option for a hardcover when I purchased. I really just love this book, which is why I bought it. 12/03/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Awesome Book This is one of the best books I've ever read 01/24/2014
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