The Giver 25th Anniversary Edition

The Giver 25th Anniversary Edition

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Celebrate Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning classic story of a young boy discovering the dark secrets behind his seemingly ideal world in this 25th Anniversary Edition of The Giver. Includes a new afterword from Lois Lowry, as well as her Newbery acceptance speech.

The Giver, Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning novel, has become one of the most influential books of our time. Placed on countless reading lists and curricula, translated into more than forty languages, and made into a feature film, The Giver is a modern classic.

Celebrate this beloved contribution to children's literature with the 25th Anniversary Edition. The haunting story of twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity, is as resonant today as when it was first published. Lois Lowry will include a new afterword as well as her Newbery acceptance speech in this beautifully rejacketed edition.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 147 x 216 x 23mm | 363g
  • United States
  • English
  • 25th Anniversary ed.
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1328471225
  • 9781328471222
  • 601,575

Review Text

Praise for The Giver Newbery Award Winner Made into a Feature Film ALA Best Book for Young Adults and Notable Children's Book SLJ Best Book of the Year "A powerful and provocative novel"- The New York Times "Wrought with admirable skill -- the emptiness and menace underlying this Utopia emerge step by inexorable step: a richly provocative novel."- Kirkus , starred review "Lowry is once again in top form raising many questions while answering few, and unwinding a tale fit for the most adventurous readers."- Publishers Weekly , starred review "The simplicity and directness of Lowry's writing force readers to grapple with their own thoughts."- Booklist, starred review "The theme of balancing the values of freedom and security is beautifully presented."- The Horn Book Magazine , starred review
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Review quote

"The simplicity and directness of Lowry's writing force readers to grapple with their own thoughts."--Booklist (starred review)
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About Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry is the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults, including the New York Times best-selling Giver Quartet. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver. To learn more about Lois Lowry, see her website at or follow her on Twitter @LoisLowryWriter.
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4 33% (690,220)
3 17% (347,454)
2 4% (92,451)
1 2% (41,313)
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