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Synopsis:

In perhaps her strongest work to date, Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit and that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever.

As she did in THE GIVER, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kiras plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.

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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ISBN:
9780618055814
Author:
Lowry, Lois
Publisher:
Graphia
Author:
Lowry, Lois
Author:
Feiffer, Jules
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Social Situations - Special Needs
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Physically handicapped
Subject:
Social Issues - Special Needs
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
People with disabilities
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
September 2000
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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In perhaps her strongest work to date, Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit and that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever.

As she did in THE GIVER, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kiras plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.

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