The giver (Book, 1993) [Beloit College]
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The giver

The giver

Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, [1993] ©1993
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Science fiction
Curriculum resource
Newbery Medal
Young adult works
Juvenile works
Dust jackets (Binding)
Fantasy literature
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lois Lowry
ISBN: 0395645662 9780395645666
OCLC Number: 25872578
Awards: Newbery Medal, 1994
Land of Enchantment Book Award, 1997.
Target Audience: 760L; Interest age level : Ages 12-17.; Lexile: 720L.
Description: 180 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Plot Overview --
Character List --
Analysis of Major Characters --
Jonas --
The Giver --
Jonas's Father --
Themes, Motifs & Symbols --
The Importance of Memory --
The Relationship Between Pain and Pleasure --
The Importance of the Individual --
Vision --
Nakedness --
Release --
The Newchild Gabriel --
The Sled --
The River --
Summary & Analysis --
Important Quotations Explained --
Study Questions & Essay Topics.
Responsibility: Lois Lowry.


It is a world without conflict, poverty and inequality. Conformity and happiness are a way of life. But for Jonas, things are different. While his friends are selected to be doctors or teachers,  Read more...
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The Giver

by angeldevilami (WorldCat user published 2006-07-10) Very Good Permalink
This book is about the main characters, Jonas and the Giver, who had the memories of the past, the beauty of the earth, those are the memories that the people in the commumity didn't want it. In every generation, the community would choose a person to be the new receiver. Jonas, the new receiver, received...
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