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Lois Lowry I have written several books in that genre: THE SILENT BOY is set in 1911; LIKE THE WILLOW TREE in 1918; and NUMBER THE STARS in 1943.
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Lois Lowry The actor Sean Astin is trying to get the film NUMBER THE STARS made.

and yes, Jonas and Gabriel appear in subsequent books that follow THE GIVER.
Lois Lowry No, no resistance from my publisher or from the critics. I loved writing this book and it is good to hear it mentioned after all these years. I love that the young mother started out with so little, and so many obstacles, but by the end of the book was on her way to a bright future.
Lois Lowry It is possible that in the future....long after the fourth book...conflict would arise between communities. Sadly, history tells us that it always does.

BUT there is the possiblity that Gabe's defeat of the evil represented by Trademaster in the fourth book might mean that world conflict has ended.
Lois Lowry I think an author works hard to affect an audience emotionally. Perhaps doing see affects, eventually, how people deal with the real world
Lois Lowry I grew up in a house filled with books and with a mother who read to her children. Two great gifts form my childhood.
Lois Lowry There would have been no time for the film to incorporate the other books. I am kind of sorry they didn't take all four books and make a 12-part TV series..
Lois Lowry I guess the time I learned of a grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, who had never told her own children her story until a grandchild read NUMBER THE STARS
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