Son is the conclusion of the novel The Giver by award-winning author Lois Lowry. In this novel, Claire is a twelve year-old girl. She lives in an isolated village that is strictly controlled by those in power. When she turns twelve, Claire receives her work assignment, which is to be a birthmother.
In Claire's society, as a birthmother, you give birth to up to three children. These children are then nurtured and cared for until they are turned over to the parents that will raise the children. By fourteen, Claire is in labor. During childbirth, however, something goes medically wrong and they have to deliver the child by Cesarean section, instead of naturally. This causes Claire to lose her certification as a birthmother and she is reassigned to work in the Fish Hatchery of the village. Prior to leaving, however, she finds out that she gave birth to...
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The Son Study Pack contains:
Son Study Guide
Lois Lowry Biographies (3)
4,405 words, approx. 15 pages
"The most important things to me in my own life, as well as in my books, are human relationships of all kinds," Lois Lowry once told Author and Artists for Young Adults (AAYA) in an interview. "Althou...
7,312 words, approx. 25 pages
Lois Lowry, best known for her six Anastasia Krupnik adventures, has enjoyed popularity with readers and critics alike. Her thirteen books for children, featuring realistic themes and delightful chara...
6,731 words, approx. 23 pages
Not to be confused with writer Lois Duncan-- ("People often confuse us. We're the same age, sort of look alike, and even get each other's mail. We get a kick out of it."1 Lois Lowry has written books ...