Gathering blue makes a lot more sense if you've also read the giver both books are about an oppressive government in a dystopian society what had happened to kira's father in the story gathering blue by lois lowry jamison says that beasts took him on the hunt, but later we find. Gathering blue is the second book in lois lowry's the giver series and is set sometime in the future, following the end of civilization as we know it the novel traces a few months in the life of kira, a gifted threader with a twisted leg in this dystopian society, her bad leg should have resulted in kira being. Gathering blue by: lois lowry narrated by: katherine borowitz series: giver quartet, book 2 lowry returns to the metaphorical future world of her newbery-winning the giver to explore the ( kirkus reviews) lowry has once again created a fully realized world full of drama, suspense, and. Lois lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world it is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak book preview gathering blue - lois lowry.
On this day, october 5, in 1950, edward p jones was born in washington, dc some of the accolades he has gathered for his work, notably lost in the city and the known world, include the pulitzer prize, the national book critic's circle award, the pen/hemingway award, a macarthur genius grant and the lannan literary award. Gathering blue by lois lowry is an amazing book i would recommend this book to kids age 11-adult because this book makes you anticipate and makes you think up of many possibilities of what might happen. The book gathering blue is the story of a young weaver named kira who lives in a community the community is somewhat primitive and does not have running water and people live in cotts made out of.
Lois lowry booklist lois lowry message board detailed plot synopsis reviews of gathering blue kira, lame from birth and orphaned as a young teenager, lives in a brutish, cruel society, where there is no room for the weak, the sick, or the different. Gathering blue by lois lowry houghton miﬄ in harcourt —book report, starred review ★lowry is a master at creating worlds, both real and imagined. Remember like a year ago when i read the giver yeah, i thought not for those of you who don't remember, the giver is a dystopian young adult novel in which a twelve year old named jonas is chosen to be the receiver of all the prior knowledge of his community. Gathering blue by lois lowry gathering blue is the 2nd book in the giver quartet check out my review of the giver here published march 5th 2013 by hmh books for young readers (first published september 25th 2000. Lois lowry, author of over twenty novels and twice winner of the newbery medal (for the giver and number the stars), was born on 20 march 1937 in hawaii her father was an army dentist and the family lived all over the world.
Lois lowry won her first newbery medal in 1994 for the giver six years later, she ushered readers back into its mysterious but plausible future world in gathering blue to tell the story of kira, orphaned, physically flawed, and left with an uncertain future. Gathering blue, the second in the giver quartet by lois lowry, follows the story of kira, an orphaned girl in a world where physical differences are shunned and the bearers cast out, kira finds herself alone and vulnerable when her mother suddenly dies. Buy a cheap copy of gathering blue book by lois lowry lois lowry's magnificent novel of the distant future, the giver, is set in a highly technical and emotionally repressed society this eagerly awaited companion free shipping over $10. Gathering blue shares the similar storyline to that of the giver some of these qualities include the character coming to realisation with their society lois lowry uses narrative conventions as a key element in developing these stories both novels, the giver and gathering blue share the qualities.
In lois lowry's book gathering blue, the fact that matt does not know what gift means is significant is because it demonstrate matt's background and upbringing (or lowry describes five significant objects in gathering blue these objects are described in detail and/or are referenced multiple times. Gathering blue by lois lowry 38 of 5 stars (hardcover 9780618055814. Gathering blue is about an orphan girl, kira, with a gift of dyeing and weaving threads the community and the characters are completely different from the giver the story feels nothing like the giver until you get to the end, where lois lowry ties the two books together in a beautiful way and yes, you get.
Lois lowry lois lowry's books never neglect to make you think she has an unpretentious method for making stories that stay with you for a long, long time the giver is one of those and her as of late discharged related book, gathering blue, is another book. Author lois lowry paints a futuristic world where people with deformities are considered ugly, weak, and left to die in such circumstances, kira, an orphaned crippled girl, attempts to change the society with her beautiful buzzle summarizes the courageous story of 'gathering blue' by lois lowry. After conjuring the pitfalls of a technologically advanced society in the giver, lowry looks toward a different type of future to create this dark, prophetic tale with a strong medieval flavor.