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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.
The Book , Gathering Blue, by Lois Lowry, is the second book in the Newbery winning, The Giver quartet.
Lois Lowry does a great job of writing four very individual books that come together to make a great continuing story.
I did not feel captivated by this book, I felt it was very predictable and the ending was very abrupt and unfinished.
I loved the first book "The Giver" so much, I was afraid to read "Gathering Blue" because it had ended so perfectly. My fears were unfounded though. I love this one almost as much.Published 1 day ago by Kye Weber
I read the giver and this was next. I loved it. Her writing is vivid and you become part of the story.Published 7 days ago by Alisha Barnes
I wish this had gone into greater detail, I'm hoping the following books will answer more questions. I really enjoy Lowery's writings!Published 7 days ago by Barbara Jones
Interesting story. Good fit if you are a fan of the abundance of young adult book collections like Hunger Games and Divergent. A bit slow moving though.Published 10 days ago by Steven Vongluekiat
I enjoyed this book very much, but I was disappointed at the way it finishes. But I know Lois Lowry is an author who finishes her books in a way that leaves a lot to the... Read morePublished 10 days ago by picasso fan
I love this book! It's very exciting, and very interesting, once I started reading it I couldn't stop! It's awesome!Published 11 days ago by Eric Codner
For those who love textiles, weaving, natural dying & embroidery. A story woven around the repair of a special coat with beautiful details of the colour, the design, the... Read morePublished 11 days ago by SandraCarter