This is book number 2 in the Giver Quartet series.
Kira finds herself quite alone after the death of her mother. She is ostracized by the people of the village. However the Council of Guardians find she has a useful skill. Compelling and provocative. This thought provoking tale that will spur thought. — Jessica Wood
The second book in Lois Lowry'sGiver Quartet tells the story of Kira, orphaned, physically flawed, and left with an uncertain future.
Gathering Blue, now stunningly redesigned in paperback, is the second book in the Giver Quartet which began with The Giver, the Newbery Medal winner in 1994. It tells the story of Kira, orphaned, physically flawed, and left with an uncertain future, and challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable.
Lois Lowry is the author of more than forty books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestselling Giver Quartet and popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader’s Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver. Her first novel, A Summer to Die, was awarded the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award. Ms. Lowry lives in Maine.