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A Newbery Medal–winning classic is reinvented in a gift edition format with illustrations from the acclaimed artist Bagram Ibatoulline.

Since winning the Newbery Medal in 1994, Lois Lowry’s The Giver has become one of the most influential novels of our time.This new illustrated edition, a celebration of the book’s standard of excellence and of Lowry’s illustrious writing, makes a perfect gift. The text is complemented by thirteen
new illustrations from the acclaimed artist Bagram Ibatoulline. Also included are a new introduction by the author and her inspiring Newbery Medal acceptance speech. The new content and gift packaging now make it easier than ever to introduce young readers to this riveting modern classic, and provide a fresh edition for its legions of fans.

The story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community.

The Giver is the first in the trilogy of books that includes Gathering Blue and The Messenger.

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The Giver (illustrated; gift edition)
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An Incredible Story
June 27th, 2015
This story takes place in the futuristic world and in a very different society than ours today. It is about a boy named Jonas and his life. The thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat and will make you keep on reading. I thought I wouldn't like this book, knowing the type of genre, but I loved it! If you like Divergent and The Hunger Games, than I highly recommend this book. The Giver tells you to be thankful for what you have and teaches some great lesson. Without this book I would not be the person I am today.
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A real page turner!
May 21st, 2015
A short book that really held my attention. Quite the cliff hanger ending, I also found it to be much better then the movie.
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January 25th, 2014
Amazing book for all ages. All young children should read this classic as it allows us to appreciate life.
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January 24th, 2014
Great book, very well written. I read this in elementary school and then again recently. It's the first of a quartet.
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November 1st, 2013
A very good book they really should make this a movie.
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