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Strange changes are taking place in Village. Once a utopian community that prided itself on its welcome to new strangers, Village will soon be closed to all outsiders. As one of the few people able to travel through the dangerous Forest, Matty must deliver the message of Village's closing and try to convince Seer's daughter to return with him before it's too late. But Forest has become hostile to Matty as well, and he must risk everything to fight his way through it, armed only with an emerging power he cannot yet explain or understand.

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"Like Lowry's hugely popular Newbery winner, The Giver, this story dramatizes ideas of utopia gone wrong and focuses on a young person who must save his world....[H]eart-wrenching." Booklist (Starred Review)

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"Lowry masterfully presents another thought-provoking, haunting tale." Publishers Weekly

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The two-time Newbery Medalist presents a companion novel to her novels The Giver (1993 Newbery Medal winner) and Gathering Blue.

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In this third book in The Giver Quartet, Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world, where a utopian community that prided itself on its welcome to new strangers, Village will soon be closed to all outsiders and Matty must deliver the message.

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Trouble is brewing in Village. Once a utopian community that welcomed strangers, Village will soon be cut off to all outsiders. As one of the few able to traverse the forbidding Forest, Matty must deliver the message of Villages closing and try to convince Seers daughter Kira to return with him before its too late. But Forest is now hostile to Matty, too, and he must risk everything to fight his way through it. Messenger is the masterful third novel in Lois Lowrys Giver Quartet, which includes The Giver, Gathering Blue, and Son—all newly designed!
 
 
 

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Critically acclaimed and bestselling author Lowry returns with the eagerly anticipated companion to "Gathering Blue" and "The Giver," winner of the Newbery Medal.

About the Author

Lois Lowry is known for her versatility and invention as a writer. She was born in Hawaii and grew up in New York, Pennsylvania, and Japan. After several years at Brown University, she turned to her family and to writing. She is the author of more than thirty books for young adults, including the 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 Readers 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 Associations Childrens Book Award. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, see her website at www.loislowry.com

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caulfield_saves, March 30, 2009 (view all comments by caulfield_saves)
this book at first was just a book i started cuz i didnt have another one to read, but as i read the boring text... i came to like it, and to WANT to finish it. by the end i was crying, it is such an amazing book. the ending happens in 2 pages, but they are the best 2 pages i believe i have ever read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618404414
Author:
Lowry, Lois
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Author:
Lowry, Lois
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Healing
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Utopias
Subject:
Community life
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Giver Quartet
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
April 2004
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.78 lb
Age Level:
13-17

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Product details 192 pages Walter Lorraine Books - English 9780618404414 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Like Lowry's hugely popular Newbery winner, The Giver, this story dramatizes ideas of utopia gone wrong and focuses on a young person who must save his world....[H]eart-wrenching."
"Review" by , "Lowry masterfully presents another thought-provoking, haunting tale."
"Synopsis" by , The two-time Newbery Medalist presents a companion novel to her novels The Giver (1993 Newbery Medal winner) and Gathering Blue.
"Synopsis" by ,

In this third book in The Giver Quartet, Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world, where a utopian community that prided itself on its welcome to new strangers, Village will soon be closed to all outsiders and Matty must deliver the message.

"Synopsis" by ,
Trouble is brewing in Village. Once a utopian community that welcomed strangers, Village will soon be cut off to all outsiders. As one of the few able to traverse the forbidding Forest, Matty must deliver the message of Villages closing and try to convince Seers daughter Kira to return with him before its too late. But Forest is now hostile to Matty, too, and he must risk everything to fight his way through it. Messenger is the masterful third novel in Lois Lowrys Giver Quartet, which includes The Giver, Gathering Blue, and Son—all newly designed!
 
 
 
"Synopsis" by , Critically acclaimed and bestselling author Lowry returns with the eagerly anticipated companion to "Gathering Blue" and "The Giver," winner of the Newbery Medal.
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