Overview Living in a "perfect" world without social ills, a boy nears the time when he will receive a life assignment from the Elders, but his selection leads him to a man known as the Giver, who reveals the dark secrets behind the facade.
Publishers Description Magnifica historia que nos presenta a un joven, Jonas, que vive en una Comunidad totalmente controlada y donde todos sus miembros tienen un papel asignado por el Comite de Ancianos, maximo organismo de mando. Sus habitantes no sufren, ni carecen de nada, pero, a cambio, estan privados de libertad. Jonas, un joven de doce anos, recibe en la Ceremonia del Doce, la mision mas relevante dentro de la Comunidad: Jonas sera el encargado de sustituir a un anciano cuya funcion es la de mantener los recuerdos de la Comunidad. El anciano, "El Dador," empieza a transmitir a Jonas los recuerdos que el posee. Al principio Jonas adquiere sensaciones sencillas como el color, el sol, la nieve, las montanas... Para despues entrar en contacto con el amor, la guerra, la muerte... Estas nuevas experiencias, le haran plantearse muchas actitudes consideradas normales dentro de la Comunidad y a dudar de si para evitar el sufrimiento y la tristeza renunciando al amor y la libertad. En esta clase de relatos de ficcion dirigido a jovenes, se proponen problemas muy humanos: la libertad, la esclavitud, la felicidad, el respeto a la vida. El protagonista, con decision y valentia, sabe salir del cerco que le tiende la Comunidad. Detras de la montana le espera una vida diferente.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Publisher Lectorum Publications
ISBN 8424159535 ISBN13 9788424159535
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More About Lois Lowry
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 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 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
Lois Lowry currently resides in Cambridge, in the state of Massachusetts.
the book is very interesting ; because the book have a wolrd different i like the book because is very ; very diferent the people whatn life deer is very weirds ;the people is very different and i like the people different and my opinion is this book have 5 stars VERY GOOD!!!
Lois Lowry, has done it again! Another 5 star book! Jun 16, 2000
This book is great! Very hard to put it down. Lowry has made some really great books, but this one is the best! This is a 10 star book!
This Book belongs in the same class as 1984, Brave New World Feb 5, 2000
this book is a fabulous tool for teaching students about theattempt to perfect society, to take out the human factor fromrelationships. I find the ending, which leaves it up to the reader to decide what happens to Jonas and Gabriel to be an invaluable way to engage students in the critical thinking process. When my students are finished with this book they are drained emotionally. So am I. Ms. Lowry has written a modern classic that is for all ages, not just children.
Mysterious book but definitly breathtaking Apr 23, 1999
This book is so mysterious. It brings out a different you. the ending is confusing. you have to ask a librarian or teacher about the ening to know the TRUE ENDING
I really liked it but I thought the ending just dropped you. Nov 24, 1996