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"Gossamer" by Lois Lowry

Books, Brains & Beguile

We are discussing "Gossamer" by Lois Lowry and ideas involving Energy, Physical Manifestation through thoughts, Existence and the Afterlife.


24 Aug 2021

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7: The Inward Eye (Lois Lowry's Anastasia Krupnik)

Are You There, God? It's Me, Podcast.

Here it is: the first book in this podcast where the main character is NOT in danger of suffering significant physical or mental anguish! It's Anastasia Krupnik (1979), by Lois Lowry.  It's a delightful book, but don't worry - we still find plenty of things to joke about. Namely: baby names, bullet journals, and the fascinating story of one VERY minor character named Robert Giannini. Oh, Robert. How we wish we could get to know you better.Please like and subscribe! Contact us on Twitter (@aytgpodcast) or Gmail (aytgpodcast@gmail.com)! Tell a friend all about how awesome we are! Next time: The Boxcar Children, by Gertrude Chandler Warner. 


1 Jul 2021

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"The Giver" by Lois Lowry

Reading During Recess

Join us for a discussion of Lois Lowry’s award-winning 1993 book, "The Giver," which went on to become the blueprint for dystopian YA. The book remains adored by kids and teens today, despite being one of the most banned books of the 1990s. We also talk about the unfortunate 2014 movie version of “The Giver” that even Taylor Swift couldn’t make good, as well as our thoughts on the novel's infamously ambiguous ending.  If you enjoy the show, please rate, review, and subscribe! It helps other people find our podcast! Find our show on Twitter and Instagram @reading_recess Find Sarah on Twitter @sarahebba25 and on Instagram @sarahebba Find Terri on Twitter @TerriCLaRue and on Instagram @tc_larue Email us at readingduringrecesspod@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/Readingduringrecess

1hr 6mins

30 Jun 2021

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067 The Giver by Lois Lowry

Book Club with Julia and Victoria

Julia and Victoria take a look at the children’s classic The Giver by Lois Lowry with fresh eyes as an extended critique of whiteness and dominant culture.Mentioned in the Episode:Other books by Lois Lowry:Gathering BlueMessengerSonNumber the StarsThe Willoughbys ReturnNancy Drew seriesThe Boxcar Children seriesThe Magic Treehouse seriesDescartes/Cartesian logicYou’re a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass) by Mike McHargueThe Cozy Robot ShowAttack on TitanSmoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin DoughtyThe Red Couch PodcastPropaganda (the rapper)Recommendations:The Giver quartetOther books by Lowry:The Silent BoyThe WilloughbysGossamer“The Era” short story from Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-BrenyahListen to our episode!“The Sunday Read: ’ The movement to bring death closer,’” by The DailyCurrently Obsessed:Given animeHood Politics podcastAdoreMe subscription boxes

1hr 1min

1 Jun 2021

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8: The Colours of "The Giver" by Lois Lowry

Open Books with Claire

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21 Apr 2021

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Book Talk: The Giver | The Giver by Lois Lowry | Whimsical Whispers Podcast

Whimsical Whispers

Tune in to listen to our Book Talk on the novel, The Giver by Lois Lowry, including: what we liked about it, what we disliked about it, what it taught about life, the internal conflicts depicted, and more!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


19 Apr 2021

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Ep059 The Giver by Lois Lowry

Leave It To The Prose

The Giver by Lois Lowry In our final mini-series featuring Middle Grade Science Fiction and Fantasy, Reid and Isaac discuss The Giver by Lois Lowry. The Giver follows Jonas, a young man who comes of age to take his role as “the receiver,” and as such learns the perfect world he has been living in comes at a cost and may not be as perfect as expected. The world of The Giver is one where structure and bureaucratic adherence is required, and Jonas slowly begins a small rebellion to save the life of a child and bring awareness to others in his society. Discussed in this Episode Structure of this dystopian novel: thesis, antithesis, synthesis. Thesis portraying to the world building of the dystopian world. Antithesis presented as the memories Jonas receives, and the additional knowledge and emotion he is allowed to feel. Synthesis as conveyed as the conflict and choices Jonas makes to try to bring about change to the society–via running away and releasing the memories that he has received. Conveying of emotion. Lowry is exceptional at conveying emotion, and two moments stood out. At about the 2/3 point there is a death scene where twins are presented and one is to be “released” and one is to go on and grow up in the society. At about the 1/2 point, the previous “receiver” requests to be released and the aftermath that The Giver feels as such. Structure of conveying sadness and tragic realization (specifically the twins scene): Expectation vs reality and dramatic reversal. Early in the story we are introduced to the house of the elderly and what “release” is. Release is conveyed as a positive good. Then in the scene with the twins it is a sterile, cold, distant description of showing death. Use of words related to discarding. And when the twin is released there is little to no embellishment. The reader is left with a hollow feeling. This is also an example of an unfair injury where an innocent is bombarded with something horrible, and the infant, who has done nothing, is murdered for realistically no reason. Also mirrored in the death of the infant is the death of Jonas’s innocence. The similar plot structures of We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and The Giver. Each book contains a moment similar to what follows immediately after the death of the infant in The Giver, a beat where the protagonist tries to speak with others. In the Giver Jonas tries to have a serious conversation with his father, but his father does not understand. Jonas is left feeling defeated. In Brave New World the protagonist ends up inciting a riot, but is similarly defeated. The sparse world building not only focuses the story and makes the world more digestible from a middle-grade perspective, but the sparse world building allows for a showing of the monochromatic world. In comparison The Bad Beginning described many different aspects of the world (such as descriptions of houses) whereas The Giver kept descriptions to a minimal (houses were described as just being houses). Upcoming Episodes Announcing Leave it to the Prose – The Next Chapter, an occasional sequel series dedicated to mutli-book collections of Science Fiction / Fantasy. Our first Next Chapter collection of books is the Red Rising (original) Series by Pierce Brown, where we will be diving into Red Rising, Golden Son, and Morning Star. Episodes of The Next Chapter begin next week with a release of our review of Red Rising. 3/8/21 – Leave it to the Prose – The Next Chapter: Red Rising by Pierce Brown (Re-Release) 3/15/21 – Episode 60, Macbeth by Shakespeare 3/22/21 – Leave it to the Prose – The Next Chapter: Golden Son by Pierce Brown 3/29/21 – Episode 61, Read-through of Fantasy Magazine 63. (Read Ahead here) 4/5/21 – Leave it to the Prose – The Next Chapter: Morning Star by Pierce Brown 4/12/21 – Episode 62, Short Stories of Usman T Malik (The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family, The Wandering City) Middlegrade Re-Read Series The Forests of Silence by Emily Rodda, book 1 of Deltora Quest The Invasion by KA Applegate, book 1 of Animorphs The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket, book 1 of A Series of Unfortunate Events


1 Mar 2021

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Episode 56: "The Giver" By Lois Lowry, Book Discussion

The Project Freedom Podcast

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16 Jan 2021

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Episode 2: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Bringing Reading Back

We apologize for the delay! Here is the second full length episode. In this episode we discuss the story of a family in Denmark that has decided to help their Jewish friends and neighbors to escape the dangerous Nazi regime.  Tune in next week for our analysis of Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris!  BRB for now!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

1hr 18mins

5 Nov 2020

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Pre-Pod: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Bringing Reading Back

Hello all! If you do not have time to finish Number the Stars before the full episode tomorrow here is the Pre-Pod! Tune into the next episode where we dive deeper into the book! BRB for now!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


2 Nov 2020