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WSJ: “‘The Giver’ and the Totalitarian Instinct”

August 15, 2014

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"Watching the movie, I thought about another utopia-gone-wrong and about the power of faith." Raymond Flynn of the Wall Street Journal shares some chilling reflections on The Giver's echo of Totalitarian Poland in the 1980s. "Watching the cast that includes Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep and Katie Holmes in this powerful, dystopian story, I kept...

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Leading YA Authors and Bloggers Love THE GIVER

August 15, 2014

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The Giver hits theaters today, and leaders from the YA community are lining up to praise Lois Lowry's seminal work. Check out some tweets and blog posts below!                                         Mundie Moms "This movie was one that surpassed my expectations. The modernization I feared that would ruin the movie, made the movie. With a...

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“The Power of an Echo” by Andrea Davis Pinkney

August 13, 2014

The Power of an Echo Experiencing THE GIVER from a Moviegoer’s Seat by Andrea Davis Pinkney As the closing credits for the film THE GIVER come onto the screen, OneRepublic's soundtrack title song, “Ordinary Human” issues its refrain: “Today I felt a switch in my vein.” It’s a keen sentiment for this...

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Homeschooling Chat with Micheal Flaherty!

August 07, 2014

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Tomorrow, August 8th, at 4:00pm EST, Walden Media is hosting an open conference call for homeschoolers around the country on the subject of their new film, The Giver. Mark Rodgers of The Clapham Group will be interviewing Micheal Flaherty of Walden Media, one of the brains behind the film, who also...

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Kate DiCamillo says THE GIVER movie is a “triumph for book-lovers & movie-goers”

August 07, 2014

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Kate DiCamillo, two-time Newbery Award winner and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and author of Because of Winn Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux, waxes poetic on the marvels of The Giver's silver screen manifestation: "The Giver is a triumph for book-lovers and movie-goers. It is a movie that reminds us of the power...

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