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Memories of “The Giver”

February 03, 2014

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This summer will see the release of the Walden Media/The Weinstein Company big-screen adaptation of Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning book The Giver. (If you haven't read it yet, we recommend you do so as soon as possible--and we're not alone.) At the annual National Council of Teachers of English conference in Boston this...

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And the Newbery Goes to…

February 03, 2014

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In the world of children's literature, there is no higher honor than the Newbery Medal. Awarded annually by the American Library Association to the author of the year's "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children," the prize virtually guarantees a significant boost to both its recipient's acclaim and his...

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Get to Know Brenton Thwaites

February 03, 2014

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Brenton Thwaites plays Jonas in the forthcoming Walden Media/Weinstein Company adaptation of Lois Lowry's The Giver. Though he's not exactly a household name yet—at least outside of his native Australia—his star is on the rise, with several high-profile films scheduled for release in the year ahead. While you'll have to...

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The Giver: 7 Creative Classroom Activities

January 30, 2014

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A perennial favorite with educators, The Giver has been widely taught in schools since its publication in 1993. Over the years, Lois Lowry's dystopian classic has inspired the creation of countless thought-provoking classroom activities for students. We've rounded up a few of our favorites below. (Please note, in most cases these...

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“The Real Boy” Is “Lovely and Sophisticated” – NYT

November 14, 2013

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Congratulations to our Walden Pond Press author Anne Ursu for the fabulous New York Times review of The Real Boy! The Real Boy "is rich with beautiful, heady notions that demand to be lingered over," reviewer Chelsea Philpot writes. 'Ursu, the author of Breadcrumbs, has written a lovely and sophisticated new middle-grade...

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