Archive for the ‘Lois Lowry’ Category

The Giver – 51

Friday, March 26th, 2010

The Giver – By Lois Lowry – WOW! I had heard this was a good book, but I was not prepared for the way that is ended. These people live in a controlled community. Everyone had jobs and go to school. At the age of 12 all the children are given assignments as assistants in areas that they have a gift for. Jonas was very surprised when he turned 12 and was skipped over during the ceremony. The whole crowd didn’t seem to know what to do. The Elder then explained that Jonas was to be the next Receiver for the community. This job was of great honor. Jonas is now able to ask any questions that he likes. He also doesn’t have to apologize every time he does something wrong. Jonas learns from the Giver that all the memories of the world are upon him. The community doesn’t want to feel all the pain or give choices, so that is why the community is so controlled.

Number the Stars – 35

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Number the Stars – Lois Lowry – It is a great book. It goes along with our study in social studies about the Holocaust. We will read it together in class this year. This book is about Annemarie Johansen and her Jewish friend Ellen Rosen. The German soldiers are occupying their hometown in Copenhagan, Denmark. Ellen’s family is in danger, so she comes to stay with Annemarie. Mrs. Johansen takes the girls to visit her brother out in the country. The family has a funeral with some strange guest. Annamarie must make a quick trip to the sea to help her uncle. This book has great chapter breaks. It really keeps a class on the edge of their seats wanting to read more.