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Kira, newly orphaned and lame from birth, is taken from the turmoil of the village to live in the grand Council Edifice because of her skill at embroidery. There she is given the task of restoring the historical pictures sewn on the robe worn at the annual Ruin Song Gathering, a solemn day-long performance of the story of their world's past. Down the hall lives Thomas the Carver, a young boy who works on the intricate symbols carved on the Singer's staff, and a tiny girl who is being trained as the next Singer. Over the three artists hovers the menace of authority, seemingly kind but suffocating to their creativity, and the dark secret at the heart of the Ruin Song.
With the help of a cheerful waif called Matt and his little dog, Kira at last finds the way to the plant that will allow her to create the missing color--blue--and, symbolically, to find the courage to shape the future by following her art wherever it may lead. With astonishing originality, Lowry has again created a vivid and unforgettable setting for this thrilling story that raises profound questions about the mystery of art, the importance of memory, and the centrality of love. (Ages 10 and older) --Patty Campbell --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
You have to read all 4 because the 4th ties them all together and everything feels concluded and finalized. Read morePublished 8 hours ago by Dreamor Talene Jones
Gathering Blue is a book that is now on my Kindle, along with other Lois Lowry books. I have read this particular story many times over, and it gets better every time I read it! Read morePublished 1 day ago by Eleanor D. Hostetter
I have not read the first book of the quartet, but my wife had, and neither of us has seen the movie that was based on the first book. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Tiz and Lony
I am very interested to read the rest of the series and see how they all time together. They are very well written and intriguing.Published 3 days ago by Jen
Purchased for friend incarcerated and he said he loved the entire series. Anything that gives hope has to be good, right?Published 7 days ago by R. Laurin
Loved this book. What an amazing read. I have so far loved everything that this author has written!Published 17 days ago by Michelle Carrell