Gathering Blue

Gathering Blue

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'Kira saw that she was surrounded by hostile women who had come from their cotts and were watching Vandara for instructions and leadership. Several, she noticed, had rocks in their hands. If one rock were thrown, others would follow, she knew. They were all waiting for the first...' When Kira is summoned to judgement by the Council of the Guardians to resolve a village conflict, Kira knows she is fighting for her life. In this challenging vision of the future, society is not technoogically advanced, and is tough and unforgiving, with every member having to prove their place. Kira has a withered leg and up till now has had her mother to protect her. With her mother gone, Kira will need to use every ounce of cunning, wit and bravery to ensure her continued acceptance - and even survival. A compelling, thought-provoking vision of a future society from an award-winning author.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 104.14 x 172.72 x 17.78mm | 22.68g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747555923
  • 9780747555926
  • 1,388,672

About Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry is an acclaimed and best-selling writer for children, having won the Newbery Medal twice, first with 'Number the Stars' and then for 'The Giver' , plus many other awards including the Boston Globe Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the Mark Twain Award, the California Young Readers' Medal, the International Reading Association's Children's Book Award. She is published in many languages around the world. She is the author of over 20 books for children and young adults, including the Anastasia series. Lois Lowry lives in the US, dividing her time between Massachusetts and New Hampshire.show more

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"Lowry returns to the metaphorical future world of her Newbery-winning The Giver. . . . Plenty of material for thought and discussion here, plus a touch of magic and a tantalizing hint about the previous book's famously ambiguous ending." (6/15/00) Kirkus Reviews with Pointers"Lowry is a master at creating worlds, both real and imagined, and this incarnation of our civilization some time in the future is one of her strongest creations." --Booklist, starred review (6/1/00) Booklist, ALA, Starred Reviewshow more

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4 39% (50,274)
3 29% (37,139)
2 6% (8,083)
1 1% (1,539)
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