The Giver: Graphic Novel




      The Giver: Graphic Novel
Now in graphic novel format, Lois Lowry s Newbery Medal winning classic story of a young boy discovering the dark secrets behind his seemingly ideal world is accompanied by renowned artist P.Craig Russell s beautifully haunting illustrations. New Read The Giver: Graphic Novel [ author ] Lois Lowry [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – bluevapours.co.uk

Taken from Lowry s website I ve always felt that I was fortunate to have been born the middle child of three My older sister, Helen, was very much like our mother gentle, family oriented, eager to please Little brother Jon was the only boy and had interests that he shared with Dad together they were always working on electric trains and erector sets and later, when Jon was older, they always seemed to have their heads under the raised hood of a car That left me in between, and exactly where I wanted most to be on my own I was a solitary child who lived in the world of books and my own vivid imagination.Because my father was a career military officer an Army dentist I lived all over the world I was born in Hawaii, moved from there to New York, spent the years of World War II in my mother s hometown Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and from there went to Tokyo when I was eleven High school was back in New York City, but by the time I went to college Brown University in Rhode Island , my family was living in Washington, D.C.I married young I had just turned nineteen just finished my sopho year in college when I married a Naval officer and continued the odyssey that military life requires California Connecticut a daughter born there Florida a son South Carolina Finally Cambridge, Massachusetts, when my husband left the service and entered Harvard Law School another daughter another son and then to Maine by now with four children under the age of five in tow My children grew up in Maine So did I I returned to college at the University of Southern Maine, got my degree, went to graduate school, and finally began to write professionally, the thing I had dreamed of doing since those childhood years when I had endlessly scribbled stories and poems in notebooks.After my marriage ended in 1977, when I was forty, I settled into the life I have lived ever since Today I am back in Cambridge, Massachusetts, living and writing in a house dominated by a very shaggy Tibetan Terrier named Bandit For a change of scenery Martin and I spend time in Maine, where we have an old it was built in 1768 farmhouse on top of a hill In Maine I garden, feed birds, entertain friends, and readMy books have varied in content and style Yet it seems that all of them deal, essentially, with the same general theme the importance of human connections A Summer to Die, my first book, was a highly fictionalized retelling of the early death of my sister, and of the effect of such a loss on a family Number the Stars, set in a different culture and era, tells the same story that of the role that we humans play in the lives of our fellow beings.The Giver and Gathering Blue, and the newest in the trilogy Messenger take place against the background of very different cultures and times Though all three are broader in scope than my earlier books, they nonetheless speak to the same concern the vital need of people to be aware of their interdependence, not only with each other, but with the world and its environment.My older son was a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force His death in the cockpit of a warplane tore away a piece of my world But it left me, too, with a wish to honor him by joining the many others trying to find a way to end conflict on this very fragile earth.I am a grandmother now For my own grandchildren and for all those of their generation I try, through writing, to convey my passionate awareness that we live intertwined on this planet and that our future depends upon our caring , and doing , for one another.


      The Giver: Graphic Novel
 By Lois Lowry IBN : 0544157885 Format : Hardcover – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 185 pages
  • The Giver: Graphic Novel
  • Lois Lowry
  • English
  • 27 October 2017
  • 0544157885

10 thoughts on “ The Giver: Graphic Novel

  1. David Schaafsma says:

    I won t summarize the story because there are by now thousands of reviews that do that, but I read this mainly because it is one of several new graphic adaptations of well known and often taught books, illustrated by famous British illustrator Craig Russell Russell was the main reason I picked this up I love the way Russell introduces blue into his early black and white scheme, and the...

  2. Tucker says:

    Great graphic novel It kept close to the original while being special at the same time The art was amazing Thanks, HMH

  3. Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd) says:

    Fascinating adaptation I don t think it brought anything particularly new to the story, hence the 4 stars instead of 5, but I loved experiencing The Giver again in a new way.

  4. Brooke — brooklynnnnereads says:

    Surprisingly enough, this was my first introduction to The Giver In the midst of my childhood, this novel was hugely popular and became required reading for many classes Somehow, I missed out on that experience and I have not yet seen the recent movie adaptation This is an eerie dystopian that is made evencreepy by the fact that it s easy to see how this could become reality In some ways, this fictional world seems so farfetched but at the same time, in our current political climate Surprisingly enough, this was my first introduction to The Giver In the midst of my childhood, this novel was hugely popular and became required reading for many classes Somehow, I missed out on that experience and I have not yet seen the recent movie adaptation This is an eerie dystopian that is made evencreepy by the fact that it s easy to see how this could become reality In some ways, this fictional world seems so farfetched but at the same time, in our current political climate it makes me realize how close fiction can get to reality In a world full of dystopian stories, I found this world uni...

  5. JenacideByBibliophile says:

    Disclaimer This book was sent to me by the publisher, via Edelweiss , for an honest review Opinion I can picture it so clearly as if it were yesterday.I was sitting in class, a wee youngster at the time A black book with an old man on the cover was dropped on my rickety desk assigned reading for the semester Audible groans and grumblings of this looks boring and dude, come on Something from this century, PLEASE were heard throughout the room The story of a young boy was given to us w Disclaimer This book was sent to me by the publisher, via Edelweiss , for an honest review Opinion I can picture it so clearly as if it were yesterday.I was sitting in class, a wee youngster at the time A black book with an old man on the cover was dropped on my ric...

  6. TJ says:

    What an incredibly faithful adaption of The Giver The art was beautiful and creative Kids in elementary, middle, and high school will be celebrating this faster read version of the novel they re forced to read in school only they don t realize it s basically the exact text, just enhanced wit...

  7. Alicia says:

    Wow, I taught The Giver and loved The Giver reading it before I had to teach it but has it been too long that I need to go back and re read it I wonder because I did not like this adaptation in graphic novel format And I m sooo, sooo sad about it.The illustration choices do the story justice, so I won t take that away from the adaptation, but it the mood felt voyeuristic and downright creepy at times I know the book is not sunshine and rainbows, but it changes the story when it feels the way Wow, I taught The Giver and loved The Giver reading it before I had to teach it but has it been too long that I need to go back and re read it I wonder because I did not like this adaptation in gra...

  8. Tara Schaafsma says:

    I enjoyed this I guess I am a very visual person because it made some of the book makesense to me I like the novel a lot, too.

  9. Flavia says:

    I remember my first experience with The Giver I was in grade 7 and I had just moved from Austria to Canada, and we were expected to read The Giver for class Since it was the middle of term, the rest of the class was already almost done the book, so I felt really overwhelmed English didn t come easy to me yet, and I was so behind on the book that I didn t understand anything that was going on When the movie adaptation came out in 2014, I was hesitant to watch it because of my past experience, I remember my first experience with The Giver I was in grade 7 and I had just moved ...

  10. Stephanie (aka WW) says:

    I love The Giver I have read the book and seen the movie a couple of times, since my son was first assigned to read it in middle school I agree with those who call it a classic and compare it to 1984 and ...

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