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The Giver by  Lois Lowry - Correct first printing of important Newbery winner - 1993 - from Squid Ink Books and Biblio.com

The Giver

by Lowry, Lois

Condition: Fine minus/Fine minus


Fine minus, apparently unread book that has light erasure rub from old price top corner front end page and a tiny spot of black to front board; in a Fine minus jacket that has slightest touch of edge and corner wear. No Newbery sticker to front panel of jacket. Unusual novel of a dystopian future that has often been banned; first book of The Giver quartet by Lowry. Winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal. Recent movie in 2014 starred Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.


  • Bookseller: Squid Ink Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: biblio6731
  • Title: The Giver
  • Author: Lowry, Lois
  • Book condition: Used - Fine minus
  • Jacket condition: Fine minus
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Correct first printing of important Newbery winner
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co.
  • Place: U.S.
  • Date published: 1993
  • Keywords: Newbery Medal
  • Bookseller catalogs: Childrens and Juvenile;


Book summary

The Giver is a 1993 novel by Lois Lowry. It is set in a future society which is at first presented as a utopian society and gradually appears more and more dystopian; therefore, it could be considered anti-utopian. The novel follows a boy named Jonas through the twelfth year of his life. The society has eliminated pain and strife by converting to "Sameness", a plan which has also eradicated emotional depth from their lives.

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On Oct 7 2014, said:
  "This was a classic long before it became a movie about the hidden problems of creating a utopian society."

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