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The giver

Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Houghton Mifflin, 1993. ©1993
Series: Teacher Preparation; Teacher Preparation.
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: Science fiction
Curriculum resource
Young adult fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lois Lowry
ISBN: 0395645662 9780395645666 0006748287 9780006748281 9780547995663 0547995660 9780544336261 0544336267 9780385732550 0385732554 140461690X 9781404616905 9780440237686 0440237688 0440219078 9780440219071 9780544430785 0544430786 9780544340688 054434068X 0553571338 9780553571332 9780544340633 0544340639 9780547424774 0547424779
OCLC Number: 25872578
Awards: Newbery Medal, 1994
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.
Series Title: Teacher Preparation; Teacher Preparation.
Responsibility: Lois Lowry.
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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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