The giver

Lois Lowry

Large print - 2004

Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

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Series
Giver quartet
Subjects
Genres
Science fiction
Large type books
Published
Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press 2004.
Edition
Large print edition
Language
English
Item Description
"Recommended for middle readers"--Title page verso.
Physical Description
226 pages (large print) ; 21 cm
Awards
1994 Newbery Medal Award.
ISBN
9780786271535
0786271531
Main Author
Lois Lowry (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Given his lifetime assignment atthe Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A Newbery Medal WinnerAn ALA Notable Childrens BookAn ALA Best Book for Young AdultsIt 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. Jonass 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.