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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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THE GIVER Wins Truly Moving Picture Award from Heartland Film

August 07, 2014

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Heartland Film - who's mission is "To inspire filmmakers & audiences through the transformative power of film" - has awarded their "Truly Moving Picture Award" to THE GIVER!  Heartland Film's Artistic Director, Tim Irwin, explained that, “The Truly Moving Picture Award jury felt ‘The Giver’ was a strong film filled with interesting messages… A...

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“Why We Need THE GIVER” – Rebecca Cusey

August 06, 2014

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The liberty that defines an American life lies at the very heart of The Giver, argues Rebecca Cusey in her recent article. Read below for more highlights as to why she feels this way: "more recent teen heroes owe their success to the 1993 novel that started the dystopian teen craze. Before Katniss...

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‘The Giver’ Is Not Just Another Teen Franchise

August 05, 2014

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Sarah Gundell of Examiner.com writes about how The Giver lives in a category of it's own, despite the media's insistence of including it in the Young Adult dystopian genre. Check out some excerpts from the article below! "It’s important to remember: The Giver is not just another YA movie. It is something so...

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