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The Giver (1) (Giver Quartet) Paperback – July 1, 1993

4.6 out of 5 stars 10,567 ratings
Book 1 of 4: Giver Quartret

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Editorial Reviews


“A powerful and provocative novel”—The New York Times


“Wrought with admirable skill -- the emptiness and menace underlying this Utopia emerge step by inexorable step: a richly provocative novel.”—Kirkus, starred review

“Lowry is once again in top form raising many questions while answering few, and unwinding a tale fit for the most adventurous readers.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review


“The simplicity and directness of Lowry's writing force readers to grapple with their own thoughts.”— Booklist, starred review


“The theme of balancing the values of freedom and security is beautifully presented.”— The Horn Book Magazine, starred review

About the Author

Lois Lowry is the author of more than forty books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestselling Giver Quartet and popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader’s Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver. Her first novel, A Summer to Die, was awarded the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award. Ms. Lowry lives in Maine.
Twitter @LoisLowryWriter

Product details

  • Lexile Measure : 760L
  • Grade Level : 7 - 9
  • Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
  • Paperback : 240 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780544336261
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0544336261
  • Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.68 x 8.25 inches
  • Reading level : 12 and up
  • Publisher : HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint, Media Tie In Edition (July 1, 1993)
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : 0544336267
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 10,567 ratings
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