The Resource The Giver, by Lois Lowry

The Giver, by Lois Lowry

Label
The Giver
Title
The Giver
Statement of responsibility
by Lois Lowry
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Language
eng
Summary
In a rigidly structured society where weaklings, dissenters and the aged are removed, and stirrings of individuality are nullified with drugs, children undergo special ceremonies annually until, after eleven years, they face the Ceremony of Twelve, when the Community of Elders assigns them the tasks which will take them through their adult life. But when Jonas is selected to be the Receiver of Memory, he discovers that the honour of selection is nothing compared to the loneliness and physical pain he must endure as he searches for a way to free his community from the spiritless life it has developed for its members
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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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Award
  • Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (Maryland), Grades 6-9, 1995.
  • Buckeye Children's Book Award (Ohio), Grades 6-8, 1997.
  • Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (Rosie Award), 1997.
  • Garden State Teen Book Award (New Jersey), Fiction (Grades 6-8), 1996.
  • Golden Archer Awards (Wisconsin): Middle/Jr. High, 1996.
  • Golden Duck Awards: Hal Clement Award for Young Adult
  • Golden Sower Award (Nebraska), Young Adult, 1995.
  • Grand Canyon Reader Award (Arizona), Teen Book Category, 1995.
  • Great Stone Face Children's Book Award (New Hampshire), 1996.
  • Land of Enchantment Book Award (New Mexico), General category, 1997.
  • Maine Student Book Award, 1995.
  • Newbery Medal, 1994.
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, Grades 3-8, 1995.
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award (Illinois), 1996.
  • Sequoyah Book Awards (Oklahoma), Young Adult Books, 1996.
  • Surrey Book of the Year Award (British Columbia), 1996.
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award for Middle School, 1996.
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award (Kansas), 1996.
  • Young Reader's Choice Award (Pacific Northwest), Senior, 1996.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1994
  • Great American Read, 2018.
Awards note
Winner of the Newbery Medal.
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094238
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ATMAZ
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Lowry, Lois
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 6
  • 9
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True
Series statement
The giver quartet
Series volume
bk. 1
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  • Liberty
  • Individuality
  • Social prediction
  • Social control
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Giver, by Lois Lowry
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [1993]
  • For children
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061043046
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780007263516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)892878297
Label
The Giver, by Lois Lowry
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [1993]
  • For children
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061043046
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780007263516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)892878297

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