Synopses & Reviews
A Newbery Medaland#8211;winning classic is reinvented in a gift edition format with illustrations from the acclaimed artist Bagram Ibatoulline.
Since winning the Newbery Medal in 1994, Lois Lowryand#8217;s The Giver has become one of the most influential novels of our time. This illustrated edition, a celebration of the bookand#8217;s standard of excellence and of Lowryand#8217;s illustrious writing, makes a perfect gift. The text is complemented by thirteen new illustrations from the acclaimed artist Bagram Ibatoulline. Also included are an introduction by the author and her inspiring Newbery Medal acceptance speech. The additional content and gift packaging now make it easier than ever to introduce young readers to this riveting modern classic, and provide a fresh edition for its legions of fans.
and#160;and#160;and#160;The story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community.
and#160;and#160;and#160;The Giver is the first in a quartet of books that includes Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.
“Wonderful…Funny, moving and impressive” - The New York Times Book Review
“A delightful award-winning debut from an author who dances in the footsteps of P.L. Travers and Roald Dahl” - Publisher Weekly starred review
and#8220;A powerful and provocative noveland#8221;and#8212;The New York Times
and#8220;Wrought with admirable skill -- the emptiness and menace underlying this Utopia emerge step by inexorable step: a richly provocative novel.and#8221;and#8212;Kirkus, starred review
and#8220;Lowry is once again in top form raising many questions while answering few, and unwinding a tale fit for the most adventurous readers.and#8221;and#8212;Publishers Weekly, starred review
and#8220;The simplicity and directness of Lowry's writing force readers to grapple with their own thoughts.and#8221;and#8212; Booklist, starred review
and#8220;The theme of balancing the values of freedom and security is beautifully presented.and#8221;and#8212; The Horn Book Magazine, starred review
The book that began a phenomenon celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2008. Now fans young and old can relive the novel that first introduced the world to a young wizard named Harry Potter.
Celebrate 10 years of reading magic with this special anniversary edition of the book that began the Harry Potter phenomenon.
New Jacket artwork by Mary GrandPreAdditional four-color frontispiece artwork from Mary GrandPreTwo pages of special content from J.K. RowlingFull cloth case with gold stamping 28 million copies sold worldwide! The wickedly funny debut novel from master storyteller J.K. Rowling tells the story of Harry Potter who, having endured 11 miserable years with his hideous aunt and uncle, is invited on his 11th birthday to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. There he learns of his distinguished wizard pedigree—and his frightening destiny.
It's been approximately sixteen years since one of the most prolific and influentional novels of our time--Lois Lowry's The Giver--received the Newbery Medal in 1994. The story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community. This gift edition celebrates this Houghton Mifflin touchstone and a Two-Time Newbery Medalist with twelve freshly brushed illustrations by acclaimed artist Bagram Ibatoulline. The Giver as a book stands on its own, of course, but the illustrations of Ibatoulline add to and amplify this work to make it a gift that is even easier to give. Who wouldn't want to give The Giver as a gift? The Giver is the first in the trilogy of books that includes Gathering Blue and The Messenger. This is not their first collaboration as Lowry's text met Ibatoulline's illustration in the picture book Crow Call published by Scholastic in Fall 2009.
New Jacket artwork by Mary GrandPre
Additional four-color frontispiece artwork from Mary GrandPre
Two pages of special content from J.K. Rowling
Full cloth case with gold stamping
28 million copies sold worldwide!
In Lois Lowryand#8217;s Newbery Medaland#8211;winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community.
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 he Bagram Ibatoulline was born in Omsk, Russia, and attended the State Academic Institute of Arts in Moscow. He has worked in fine arts, graphic arts, mural design, and textile design, and is adept at painting in different styles. This is his first book for Clarion. He lives in Chichester, New York..\\\'\''