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GIFTS by  Ursula K Le Guin - First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing - 2004 - from Joe Staats, Bookseller (SKU: 19030)

GIFTS

GIFTS by  Ursula K Le Guin - First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing - 2004 - from Joe Staats, Bookseller (SKU: 19030)
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GIFTS

by Le Guin, Ursula K

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Fine/Fine
ISBN 10
0152051236
ISBN 13
9780152051235
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Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.: Harcourt Childrens Books, 2004. First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. In this well-realized fantasy, the people of the Uplands have unusual and potentially dangerous abilities that can involve the killing or maiming of others. Gry can communicate with animals, but she refuses to use her gift to call creatures to the hunt, a stance her mother doesn't understand. The males in Orrec's line have the power of unmaking--or destroying--other living things. However, because his mother is a Lowlander, there is concern that this ability will not run true to him. When his gift finally manifests itself, it seems to be uncontrollable. His father blindfolds him so that he will not mistakenly hurt someone, and everyone fears him. Meanwhile, Ogge Drum, a greedy and cruel landowner, causes heartache for Orrec and his family. There is a strong sense of foreboding throughout the novel. The characters, who are well rounded and believable, often fail to understand the extent of the responsibility that comes with great power. In the end, Gry and Orrec come to recognize the true nature of their gifts and how best to use them. Readers can enjoy this story as a suspenseful struggle between good and evil, or they can delve deeper and come away with a better understanding of the choices that all individuals must make if they are to realize their full potential. An excellent choice for discussion and contemplation. (Bruce Anne Shook, School Library Journal). Fine, in fine, mylar-protected dust jacket. Grade 7 & Up. L62

Synopsis

Scattered among poor, desolate farms, the clans of the Uplands possess gifts. Wondrous gifts: the ability--with a glance, a gesture, a word--to summon animals, bring forth fire, move the land. Fearsome gifts: They can twist a limb, chain a mind, inflict a wasting illness. The Uplanders live in constant fear that one family might unleash its gift against another. Two young people, friends since childhood, decide not to use their gifts. One, a girl, refuses to bring animals to their death in the hunt. The other, a boy, wears a blindfold lest his eyes and his anger kill. In this beautifully crafted story, Ursula K. Le Guin writes of the proud cruelty of power, of how hard it is to grow up, and of how much harder still it is to find, in the world's darkness, gifts of light.

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Bookseller
Joe Staats, Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
19030
Title
GIFTS
Author
Le Guin, Ursula K
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0152051236
ISBN 13
9780152051235
Publisher
Harcourt Childrens Books
Place of Publication
Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
Date published
2004
Keywords
General, "Science Fiction, Fantasy, Magic
Bookseller catalogs
Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror;
Product_type
2
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Terms of Sale

Joe Staats, Bookseller

Books shipped in secure packaging via USPS Media Mail, Priority Mail or Global Priority Mail, upon receipt of payment, unless customer requests another method of delivery. Shipping is within 24 hrs. of receipt of payment for money orders, and after three business days for personal checks. All book jackets are protected in mylar covers from Brodart. Customers have three business days within which to contact us with complaints about merchandise by e-mail. Returns must be approved, in original packaging material, and in the same condition as when shipped. Because we make every effort to have the best possible merchandise in the best condition, to describe it accurately and to package it securely, we will in most cases accept approved returns. Approved returns will be cheerfully refunded, or credit given toward other books. Our aim is to please, and to earn your return business with superior service and prompt delivery.

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