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Messenger

Format:  Paperback,

169 pages

Publisher: Random House Childrens Books

Publish Date: Jan 2006

ISBN-13: 9780440239123

ISBN-10: 0440239125

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For the past six years, Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man, known for his special sight. Village was a place that welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped into Village and the people have voted to close it to outsiders. Matty has been invaluable as a messenger. Now he must make one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon, a power he unexpectedly discovers within himself.

"From the Trade Paperback edition."

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Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Publish Date: Jan 2006
ISBN-13: 9780440239123
ISBN-10: 0440239125
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 169
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.5 x 7.25 x 0.5
Walmart No.: 0440239125

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.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Volunteer State Book Award, 2007 (United States)
  • Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award, 2007 (United States)

Book description

Lois Lowry’s Messenger continues the quartet beginning with the quintessential dystopian novel, The Giver, and Gathering Blue, followed by Son.

For the past six years, Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man, known for his special sight. Village was a place that welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped into Village and the people have voted to close it to outsiders. Matty has been invaluable as a messenger. Now he must make one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon, a power he unexpectedly discovers within himself.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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