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The Giver Quartet Series
Author: Lois Lowry
Illustrator: Bagram Ibatoulline
Number of Books in Series: 4
Age Group: 10 years and up

Reading Level: AR Levels 4.9-5.7
GLE 4.4-6.2
DRA 60
Lexile® measure 680L-760L

Book 1 Summary: Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

Giver Quartet Book List:

This series should be read in the correct order listed here.

Book 1: The Giver
Ages 10 and up. April 26, 1993.
AR: 5.7 (7.0 Points, Quiz #8568);  GLE: 5.9
F&P/GRL: Y;  DRA: 60
Lexile measure: 760L

Book 2: Gathering Blue
Ages 10 and up. September 25, 2000.
AR: 5.0 (7.0 Points, Quiz #44063);  GLE: 5.9
F&P/GRL: X;  DRA: 60
Lexile measure: 680L

Book 3: Messenger
Ages 10 and up. April 26, 2004.
AR: 4.9 (5.0 Points, Quiz #77348);  GLE: 6.2
F&P/GRL: Y;  DRA: 60
Lexile measure: 720L

Book 4: Son
Ages 10 and up. October 2, 2012.
AR: 5.0 (11.0 Points, Quiz #153883);  GLE: 4.4
Lexile measure: 720L

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 4 Books

List of Awards:

1994 Newbery Medal
An ALA Notable Children's Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Best Seller Lists:

New York Times best-seller list

Film/Television/Theatrical Adaptations:

2014 Live-Action Movie: The Giver

Other Websites for Additional Information:

Author Website for Lois Lowry


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