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    • The Giver

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Ron Rifkin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,061
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,571
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,645

    December is the time of the annual Ceremony at which each twelve-year-old receives a life assignment determined by the Elders. Jonas watches his friend Fiona named Caretaker of the Old and his cheerful pal Asher labeled the Assistant Director of Recreation. But Jonas has been chosen for something special. When his selection leads him to an unnamed man, the man called only the Giver, he begins to sense the dark secrets that underlie the fragile perfection of his world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying music

    • By far_to_go on 07-18-13

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Number the Stars

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Blair Brown
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,647
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,296

    Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It's now 1943, and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are "relocated," Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen's life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • People of all ages will enjoy this book.

    • By RaisinNut on 10-16-12

    Regular price: $14.60

    • Gathering Blue

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,730
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,497

    Kira, an orphan with a twisted leg, lives in a world where the weak are cast aside. She fears for her future until she is spared by the all-powerful Council of Guardians. Kira is a gifted weaver and is given a task that no other community member can do. While her talent keeps her alive and brings certain privileges, Kira soon realizes she is surrounded by many mysteries and secrets. No one must know of her plans to uncover the truth about her world and see what places exist beyond.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to stop listening!

    • By Stephanie on 02-14-13

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Son

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 970
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 973

    When the young girl washed up on their shore, no one knew she had been a Vessel. That she had carried a Product. That it had been carved from her belly. Stolen. Claire had had a son. She was supposed to forget him, but that was impossible. When he was taken from their community, she knew she had to follow. And so her journey began. But here in this wind-battered village Claire is welcomed as one of their own. In the security of her new home, she is free and loved. She grows stronger.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A great "build up" to a "let down"!

    • By Amy on 01-28-13

    Regular price: $30.80

    • Messenger

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: David Morse
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047

    Six years earlier, Matty had come to Village as a scrappy and devious little boy. Back then, he liked to call himself "the Fiercest of the Fierce." But since that time, Matty has grown almost into a man under the care of Seer, a blind man whose special sight had earned him the name. Now Matty hopes that he will soon be given his true name, and he hopes it will be Messenger. But strange changes are taking place in Village.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lois Lowry is a master storyteller!

    • By Johanna on 07-18-04

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Dear America: Like the Willow Tree

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Sara Barnett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    In the Fall of 1918, eleven year-old Lydia Pierce and her fourteen year-old brother, Daniel, find themselves suddenly orphaned by the Spanish flu epidemic. Their grieving uncle takes them from their home in Portland, Maine to be raised in the Shaker community, where they are separated since males and females are not permitted to live together. Lydia, a fiercely independent girl, is forced to adjust to her new life and the restrictions placed upon her all on her own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting!

    • By M Atkinson on 07-31-18

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Gooney Bird Greene

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Lee Adams
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    There's never been anyone like Gooney Bird Greene at Watertower Elementary School. What other new kid comes to school wearing pajamas and cowboy boots one day and a polka-dot t-shirt and tutu on another? Gooney Bird has to sit right smack in the middle of the class because she likes to be in the middle of everything. She is the star of story time and keeps her teacher and classmates on the edge of their seats with her absolutely true stories. But what about her classmates?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What A Fun Way To Learn How To Tell A Story!

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-04-12

    Regular price: $13.27

    • The Willoughbys

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Arte Johnson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    Abandoned by their ill-humored parents to the care of an odious nanny, Tim, the twins, Barnaby A and Barnaby B, and their sister, Jane, attempt to fulfill their roles as good old-fashioned children.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpectedly delightful! A treasured keeper!

    • By Fay on 09-03-12

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Bless This Mouse

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    A church mouse is no ordinary mouse, and Hildegarde - the Mouse Mistress of Saint Bartholemew's - is no ordinary mouse leader. It falls to her to keep all the church mice safe and out of sight. But when a few parishioners report mouse sightings, Hildegarde and the rest of the church mice must face a most dreadful consequence: the Great X. To complicate things, a ceremony called the Blessing of the Animals is fast approaching. Saint Bartholemew's will soon be filled with pets... including cats!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kid's review (9yrs)

    • By KB on 05-30-12

    Regular price: $16.80

    • Gossamer

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Anne Twomey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    In a haunting story that tiptoes between reality and imagination, two people, a lonely, sensitive woman and a damaged, angry boy, face their own histories and discover what they can be to one another, renewed by the strength that comes from a tiny, caring creature they will never see.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ONE OF THE BEST

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-02-16

    Regular price: $23.93

    • A Summer to Die

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Meg isn't thrilled when she gets stuck sharing a bedroom with her older sister Molly. The two of them couldn't be more different, and it's hard for Meg to hide her resentment of Molly's beauty and easy popularity. But now that the family has moved to a small house in the country, Meg has a lot to accept. Just as the sisters begin to adjust to their new home, Meg feels that Molly is starting up again by being a real nuisance. But Molly's constant grouchiness, changing appearance, and other complaints are not just part of a new mood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heartwarming!

    • By iraida on 06-21-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Hüter der Erinnerung

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Monica Bleibtreu
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Eine atemberaubende Geschichte über das Aufwachsen in einer perfekten, vollkommen durchorganisierten Welt, ohne Schmerzen, ohne Berge, ohne Farben. Jonas aber spürt, dass er anders ist und individuelle Bedürfnisse hat. Ein spannender Entwicklungsroman, in dem Jonas erfährt, dass Freiheit und Individualität hohe Güter sind, aber auch schmerzliche Erfahrungen mit sich bringen. Meisterhaft und mit großem Einfühlungsvermögen gelesen von Monika Bleibtreu.

    Regular price: $9.80

    • All About Sam

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Bryan Kennedy
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    At last, Sam, Anastasia Krupnik's irrepressible little brother, gets a chance to tell his own story. From his first days at the hospital, through his Terrible Twos, to his first days at nursery school, we see what Sam is really like. But things are never quite what they seem.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Most Fun

    • By Kimberly Wilkie on 04-04-09

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Silent Boy

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Karen Allen
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Precocious Katy Thatcher comes to realize what a gentle, silent boy did for his family. He meant to help, not harm. It didn't turn out that way. From the Paperback edition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Autistic boy and tragedy

    • By Anonymous on 11-29-14

    Regular price: $18.13

    • Gooney the Fabulous

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Lee Adams
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Gooney Bird Greene has a fabulous idea after her teacher reads fables to the class. The children learn that fables are stories with animal characters that teach something important. Gooney's fabulous idea is that each student create their own fable and tell it to the class! Everyone but Nicholas is excited about their stories and costumes. Can Gooney Bird find out why Nicholas is unhappy and get him to join in the fun? Now that would be truly fabulous!

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Gooney Bird is So Absurd

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Lee Adams
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    It's a cold January at the Watertower Elementary School - the perfect weather for Gooney Bird Greene to break out her special brain-warming hat! It's a good thing she has one. Gooney Bird's brain will need to be as warm as possible this month, because Mrs. Pidgeon is teaching her class about poetry. Who knew there could be so many different ways to write a poem? Haikus, couplets, limericks - Mrs. Pidgeon's students soon find that writing good poetry takes a lot of hard work and creative thinking.

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Anastasia Krupnik

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Children and adults alike will delight in this heart-warming tale of a precocious girl who discovers, to her dismay, that her parents are about to have a baby. Anastasia's hilarious lists of her likes and dislikes - sprinkled throughout the story - offer a lighthearted counterpoint to poignant moments that reveal the worries and fears of a fourth grader.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • An odd book, go for Goony Bird Green instead!

    • By purple rain on 10-09-12

    Regular price: $14.67

    • Gooney Bird and the Room Mother

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Lee Adams
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Gooney Bird Greene likes to be right smack in the middle of everything. That's why she wants to have the lead role of Squanto in her class Thanksgiving pageant. But that role will go to whoever finds someone to be the room mother. All the parents are so busy, no one can bring cupcakes to the play. Gooney Bird Greene to the rescue! She finds a room mother alright, but promises not to tell who it is until the day of the play. Now the kids are really busy getting ready for the show.

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Zooman Sam

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Bryan Kennedy
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    It's Future Job Day at Sam's school, and Sam knows exactly what he wants to be when he grows up-a zookeeper, just like Zookeeper Jake in his favorite picture book. His mother and big sister, Anastasia, help Sam create a memorable costume-so memorable that Sam insists on wearing it long after Future Job Day has passed and the rest of his classmates are back in their regular clothes.

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Attaboy Sam

    • By: Lois Lowry
    • Narrated by: Bryan Kennedy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Why won't Sam Krupnik allow his mother to enter his bedroom? Why has he started calling his toy box The Lab? And why does he carry a Ziplock bag in his pocket at all times? Well, his mother's birthday is approaching, and she has told her family that what she really wants are homemade gifts. Sam has decided to invent a special, surprise perfume just for her - a concoction that will combine all of her favorite smells.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Attaboy for Attaboy, Sam!

    • By Steve Hylton on 10-12-12

    Regular price: $7.95

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