The Giver (Graphic Novel)

By: Lois Lowry

P. Craig Russell

In this new graphic novel edition, readers experience the haunting story of twelve-year-old Jonas and his seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment, through the brilliant art of P. Craig Russell that truly brings The Giver to life. Witness Jonas's assignment as the Receiver of Memory, watch as he begins to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community, and follow the explosion of color into his world like never before.

Interviews with the creators, Lois Lowry and P. Craig Russell. Full-color illustrations created with blue pencil, pencil, ink, blue ink wash, and gray ink wash.

ISBN: 9780544157880

JLG Release: May 2019

Sensitive Areas: Drugs, Negative attitudes toward differing mental abilities, Violence
Topics: Dystopia , Memories , Coming of age , Graphic novels , Graphic novel adaptations

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Book Details



First Release

May 2019



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

9" x 6"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 4.2; Points: 3;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;


Level 500L


Print Book


Hardcover edition


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Drugs, Negative attitudes toward differing mental abilities, Violence


Dystopia, Memories, Coming of age, Graphic novels, Graphic novel adaptations,

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