• Dans le monde où vit Jonas, la guerre, la pauvreté, le chômage, le divorce n'existent pas. Les inégalités n'existent pas. la désobéissance et la révolte n'existent pas. L'harmonie règne dans les cellules familiales constituées avec soin par le comité des sages. Les personnes trop âgées, ainsi que les nouveaux-nés inaptes sont élargis, personne ne sait exactement ce que cela veut dire. Dans la communauté, une seule personne détient véritablement le savoir : c'est le dépositaire de la mémoire. Lui seul sait comment était le monde, des générations plus tôt, quand il y avait encore des animaux, quand l'oeil humain pouvait encore voir les couleurs, quand les gens tombaient amoureux. Dans quelques jours, Jonas aura douze ans. Au cours d'une grande cérémonie, il se verra attribuer, comme tous les enfants de son âge, sa future fonction dans la communauté. Jonas ne sait pas encore qu'il est unique. Un destin extraordinaire l'attend. Un destin qui peut le détruire.

    Ce livre a fait l'objet d'une adaptation cinéma, sortie le 29 octobre 2014 en France. Il a aussi reçu le Prix « Tam Tam » décerné par le salon du Livre de Jeunesse de Montreuil en 1994, le Prix « Lecture Jeunesse » en 1995, le Prix des Jeunes Lecteurs organisé par la bibliothèque Municipale de Thorigny 1996 et le Prix Farniente 2001 (Belgique).

  • Les pêcheurs l'ont surnommée Claire de l'eau. Quand ils l'ont arrachée aux flots et ramenée au village, la jeune naufragée ne se souvenait de rien, sauf de son prénom. Personne ne sait qu'elle a grandi dans la communauté, une société où les couleurs n'existent pas et où les émotions sont interdites. Personne ne peut imaginer qu'elle a été programmée pour être mère porteuse, qu'elle a été inséminée à l'âge de quatorze ans, qu'elle a eu un fils, qu'on le lui a arraché. Depuis, Claire n'a plus jamais été la même, obsédée par cet enfant qu'elle a tenu une seule fois dans ses bras, hantée par ses boucles blondes et ses yeux clairs. Elle fera tout pour retrouver son fils, jusqu'à accepter un terrible sacrifice...

  • Avant, Village était un havre de paix.
    L'hospitalité et la bienveillance y régnaient. On y chantait souvent. Les malheureux y trouvaient refuge et ni leurs faiblesses ni leurs différences n'étaient tenues pour des défauts. Mentor était un maître d'école sage et respecté. Le Troc servait à échanger des biens agréables et nécessaires. Tout autour, Forêt veillait. Et puis, l'inquiétude et le secret ont fait leur entrée à Village. Quelque chose a changé. Matty a naguère été accueilli à bras ouverts à Village, alors qu'il était un réfugié révolté, abîmé par la violence et la misère, et voilà qu'il entend parler d'un projet de fermeture des frontières. Lui qui ne rêve que de guérisons et de vies calmées, grâce au don extraordinaire qu'il vient de se découvrir, il voit les rancoeurs, les envies et les peurs naître partout. Même Forêt devient menaçante. Pourquoi ? Est-il encore temps de revenir en arrière ?

  • 1943. Pour Annemarie Johansen, la vie à Copenhague est un mélange compliqué de vie familiale, d'école, de rationnement alimentaire et d'occupation allemande. Le courage semble une vertu lointaine. Au moment où les Nazis commencent à organiser les déportations des Juifs du Danemark, les Johansen recueillent la meilleure amie d'Annemarie, Ellen Rosen, désormais présentée comme faisant partie de la famille. Ellen et Annemarie doivent réfléchir très vite lorsque les soldats perquisitionnent et demandent en pleine nuit pourquoi Ellen n'est pas blonde comme ses soeurs. À travers les yeux d'Annemarie nous voyons comment la résistance danoise réussit à faire traverser le bras de mer les séparant de la Suède à la quasi-totalité de la communauté juive, qui compte alors près de sept mille personnes.

  • Passeuse de rêves

    Loïs Lowry

    Petite est toute nouvelle, mais elle est très douée. Quand elle effleure de ses doigts translucides le bouton d'un pull, elle capte l'histoire de ce bouton : un pique-nique sur une colline, une nuit d'hiver au coin du feu, et même la fois où on lui a renversé dessus un peu de thé...
    Bientôt, Petite sera capable de combiner ces fragments d'histoires avec d'autres souvenirs collectés à partir d'une photo, d'une assiette ou d'un tapis afin d'en faire des rêves très doux pour les humains. Chaque nuit, elle s'entraîne à devenir passeuse de rêves dans la maison où vivent une vieille femme et son chien.
    Mais la formation s'accélère brutalement lorsque la vieille femme se voit confier par les services sociaux un jeune garçon. Il s'appelle John et il est très en colère.Une colère si profonde que les Saboteurs, maîtres des cauchemars, risquent de le repérer. Petite sera-t-elle suffisamment forte pour leur résister ?
    De quoi nos rêves sont-ils faits ? Lois Lowry y répond de bien jolie manière dans ce roman entre fantastique et poésie.
    L'auteur du Passeur s'intéresse une nouvelle fois à toutes ces bribes du passé, celui d'hier et celui du temps jadis, qui composent nos vies et hantent nos rêves. Comme la vieille femme de son roman, Lois Lowry s'est installée avec son chien dans une grande maison à Cambridge, dans le Massachusetts.

  • Si Molly est une belle fille rieuse, sa petite soeur, Meg, à treize ans, se sent terne et sans intérêt. Durant ses vacances à la campagne avec leurs parents, Meg découvre la photographie avec Will.
    Bientôt, ce simple divertissement devient sa passion. Mais Molly, elle, semble épuisée, comme éteinte, au moment même où sa soeur prend goût à la vie.
    L'existence de Meg va changer, comme joue la lumière de l'été dans un sous-bois...


  • In a perfect world, Jonas begins to see the flaws...
    THE GIVER is the classic award-winning novel that inspired the dystopian genre and a major motion picture adaptation for 2014 starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.
    It is the future. There is no war, no hunger, no pain. No one in the community wants for anything. Everything needed is provided. And at twelve years old, each member of the community has their profession carefully chosen for them by the Committee of Elders.
    Twelve-year old Jonas has never thought there was anything wrong with his world. But from the moment he is selected as the Receiver of Memory, Jonas discovers that their community is not as perfect as it seems.
    It is only with the help of the Giver, that Jonas can find what has been lost. And it is only through his personal courage that Jonas finds the strength to do what is right...
    The Giver is the award-winning classic of bravery and adventure that has inspired countless dystopian writers as the forerunner of this genre.

  • As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen's family takes in Annemarie's best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family. Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war. Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal.


  • The fascinating sequel to THE GIVER which inspired the dystopian genre and is soon to be a major motion picture starring Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.


  • The thrilling fourth companion novel to THE GIVER which inspired the dystopian genre and is soon to be a major motion picture starring Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.


  • The fascinating third companion novel to THE GIVER which inspired the dystopian genre and is soon to be a major motion picture starring Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.
    In MESSENGER, Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man known for his special sight. His community once welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped into Village and the people have voted to close its borders to outsiders.
    Now Matty must risk everything to make one last journey through the treacherous forest...
    Award-winning author Lois Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve and what could be considered valuable in this fascinating follow-up to THE GIVER.


  • THE GIVER is soon to be a major motion picture starring Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.
    Now available for the first time in the UK, THE GIVER QUARTET is the complete four-novel collection.

  • Now a major motion picture! The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. This movie tie-in edition features cover art from the movie and exclusive Q&A with members of the cast, including Taylor Swift, Brenton Thwaites and Cameron Monaghan.

  • Now a major motion picture starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Alexander Skarsgard, and Brenton ThwaitesThis first-ever Lois Lowry single-volume collection includes unabridged editions of the Newbery Medal-winning The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. Lois Lowry's groundbreaking dystopian series comes alive in a single portable volume. An affordable addition to the shelves of teen fans and collectors alike.

  • "It's March!" Mrs. Pidgeon said as she wrote the day's date on the chalkboard. "In like a lion, out like a lamb!"The morning bell has rung at Watertower Elementary School, and it's time for Mrs. Pidgeon's class to turn to page 52 in their science books to learn about one of the most spectacular scientific subjects of all--the human body! As usual, Gooney Bird has a special plan to make learning more fun. But what on earth is in that scary-looking box that her uncle, Dr. Oglethorpe, has brought to the second grade? And what does it have to do with the charms on Gooney's jingling silver bracelet? It looks as if another special story is in the works!

  • The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to The Giver, including Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

  • Anglais Son

    Lois Lowry

    They called her Water Claire. When she washed up on their shore, no one knew that she came from a society where emotions and colors didn't exist. That she had become a Vessel at age thirteen. That she had carried a Product at age fourteen. That it had been stolen from her body. Claire had a son. But what became of him she never knew. What was his name? Was he even alive? She was supposed to forget him, but that was impossible. Now Claire will stop at nothing to find her child, even if it means making an unimaginable sacrifice. Son thrusts readers once again into the chilling world of the Newbery Medal winning book, The Giver, as well as Gathering Blue and Messenger where a new hero emerges. In this thrilling series finale, the startling and long-awaited conclusion to Lois Lowry's epic tale culminates in a final clash between good and evil.

  • Gooney Bird Greene returns for more adventures in this chapter-book series from two-time Newbery Medal-winner Lois Lowry, with Middy Thomas's black-and-white illustrations bringing the classroom to life throughout.Mrs. Pidgeon's second grade class has a lot to celebrate in February: presidents' birthdays, Valentine's Day, and school vacation. Of course, the students are talking about their awesome vacation plans every chance they get. It can be hard to focus on subtraction problems when you're heading to Hawaii or Florida in seventeen minus seven days!But most of the class (twelve minus three of them, in fact) will be staying home during vacation. Can Gooney Bird Greene keep spirits up while everyone is feeling down? Gooney Bird has a great idea that sends her classmates and her on a snowy spin through U.S. history and geography!

  • A resilient and quirky colony of church mice fears another Great X more than they fear cats. Under Mouse Mistress Hildegarde’s leadership, they save themselves from one danger after another--sometimes just by the skin of their tails! Can one ultimate act of bravery during the feast day of St. Francis get Father Murphy to bless these mice and keep them safe forever?Rife with humor and personality, this young middle-grade novel has an old-fashioned feel with the makings of a modern classic.

  • In this fascinating, moving autobiography, Lois Lowry explores her rich history through personal photographs, memories, and recollections of her childhood. Lowry’s writing often transports readers into other worlds. Now, we have the rare opportunity to travel into a real world that is her own--her life. /> This new edition features a refreshed design, an introduction by New York Times best-selling author Alice Hoffman, and original material from Lois as she shares memories from the past twenty years of her life, including the making of the film, The Giver. Readers will find inspiration and insight in this poignant trip through a legendary writer’s past.

  • From the moment Gooney Bird Greene arrives at Watertower Elementary School, her fellow second-graders are intrigued by her unique sense of style and her unusual lunches. So when story time arrives, the choice is unanimous: they want to hear about Gooney Bird Greene. And that suits her just fine, because, as it turns out, Gooney Bird has quite a few interesting and "absolutely true" stories to tell.Through Gooney Bird and her tales, acclaimed author Lois Lowry introduces young readers to the concepts and elements of storytelling. By demonstrating some of the simple techniques that reveal the extraordinary in everyday events, this book will encourage the storyteller in everyone.

  • Princess Patricia Priscilla is bored with her royal life and the excitement surrounding her sixteenth birthday ball. Doomed to endure courtship by three grotesquely unappealing noblemen, she escapes her fate--for a week. Disguised as a peasant, she attends the village school as the smart new girl, "Pat," and attracts friends and the attention of the handsome schoolmaster. Disgusting suitors, lovable peasants, and the clueless king and queen collide at the ball, where Princess Patricia Priscilla calls the shots. What began as a cure for boredom becomes a chance for Princess Patricia Priscilla to break the rules and marry the man she loves.

  • Gooney Bird Greene knows exactly where she likes to be: "right smack in the middle of everything." Sure enough, her colorful fashion sense, exuberant personality, and "absolutely true" stories land her at the center of attention most of the time, but as Mrs. Pidgeon's second grade class prepares for their Thanksgiving pageant, the lead role of Squanto is still up for grabs. And so is the role of Room Mother, but with each of the children's parents already overloaded, there are no volunteers to bring cupcakes to their play. So Gooney Bird promises to find one--in exchange for the lead. There's just one catch: the person she convinces to be Room Mother insists on remaining incognito. As the class struggles to decorate the mural, make costumes, and learn their songs for the play, the suspense builds: will the pageant be a success? And who is their mysterious Room Mother?Two-time Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry has once again captured the eager energy of an elementary school classroom and the hilarious antics and anecdotes of its students, especially those of the irrepressible Gooney Bird Greene herself. In her second literary appearance, Gooney Bird is back with more "absolutely true" stories to tell, more tips for her fellow aspiring storytellers, and a few challenging vocabulary words to share, too.

  • Anglais Stay!

    Lois Lowry

    Born between a board fence and a set of trash cans, the hero of this absorbing novel by Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry is a lowly stray dog. Abandoned at an early age by his mother and separated from his siblings, he faces every challenge with his nose upturned and his lustrous tail held high. His journey out of puppyhood, during which he becomes the loyal companion to a homeless man, discovers an ear for poetry, and meets his match in his brutal rival, Scar, is a story of perseverance in a world of danger and unexpected opportunity. But through it all, he cannot forget his frail little sister, Wispy, and he does not rest until he finds her again. Told with humor and keen insight into both canine and human behavior, the story of this proud survivor will delight dog-lovers and adventure-lovers alike.

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