Messenger (Paperback)

Author: Lowry, Lois

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The companion novel to Lowry''s Newbery Medal winner "The Giver" follows young Matty as he makes one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon, a power he unexpectedly discovers within himself.

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Publisher Random House Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780385737166
SKU 208894253
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0385737165
Release Date 1/13/2009
Author Info
Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry has tremendous range as a writer. She is well known for her humorous series of books about Anastasia Krupnik and her younger brother, Sam, but has also written about more serious topics, such as the Holocaust. As a result of her father's career as a U.S. Army dentist, Lois was born in Hawaii and attended junior high school in Japan. She attended Brown University but left school to get married and have children and, as a matter of fact, she had four before her 25th birthday. She eventually returned to school and graduated from the University of Maine. Her first book, A SUMMER TO DIE, was published in 1977. She won the Newbery Medal in 1990 for NUMBER THE STARS and again in 1994 for THE GIVER. A woman of many talents, Lowry's work as a photographer has appeared on the cover of some of her books. She also appeared on the television quiz show Jeopardy!
Praise
"Lowry's writing, especially the domestic details and the dialogue, is simple and comfortable, while her story has enough mystery and action to carry the slower and more touching moments."
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Annotation This companion to THE GIVER and GATHERING BLUE focuses on Matty, a formerly wild young boy who has forged a new life for himself in the community known as Village. Now living with Kira's blind father, who is known as Seer, Matty is proud to live in Village, a place where strangers have always been welcomed, and where people treat each other with respect and kindness. Recently, though, something dark and evil has permeated Village: the people are becoming harsh and unforgiving and there is even a movement afoot to stop welcoming strangers into Village's society. Under the direction of Leader, Matty travels through Forest to deliver the news about Village--and to bring Kira to her father before she, an outsider, is permanently shut out of Village. As Matty makes the journey through Forest, he discovers that like Village, Forest is changing, and it too, seems bent on keeping strangers, and perhaps even Matty himself, away from Village forever. Matty, however, has recently discovered that he has a powerful and mysterious gift--but will he realize the true meaning and value of this gift in enough time to use it properly?
First Line Matty was impatient to have the supper preparations over and done with. He wanted to cook, eat, and be gone.
Editors Note For the past six years, Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man, known for his special sight. Village was a place that welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped into Village and the people have voted to close it to outsiders. Matty has been invaluable as a messenger. Now he must make one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon, a power he unexpectedly discovers within himself.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Book Format Pocketbook
Minimum Age 08
Number of Pages 0169
Publisher Bantam Books for Young Readers

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