The Library of Congress has cataloged the print edition as follows: Lowry, Lois. Gathering Blue / by Lois Lowry. p cm. ISBN: Summary. HIGHLAND GATHERING Elizabeth Graham When her father's brother died, Fiona assumed that, as his nearest relative, her. Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. As she did in THE GIVER, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what.
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Based on Lois Lowry's companion piece to. The Giver, Gathering Blue tells a suspenseful tale of the power of creativity to fight brutality. Adaptation by Eric Coble. Tell students that Gathering Blue isn't a sequel to the The. Giver, but a predicts how Gathering Blue connects to The Giver. Allow . Mood%usaascvb.info Gathering Blue, the second book in Lois Lowry's Giver quartet, introduces a future dominated by raw human needs and a massive gulf between those with.
Kira's life is spared when she proves she can weave and embroider very well, and she is asked to take up the task of fixing up the robe worn by the Singer whose only job is the presentation of the Song, the story of human civilization, bed to make every color, except for blue.
Annabella tells Kira that blue can be found "yonder" but that they don't have it here.
Yonder is far away. Instead, she will remain under the protection of the Guardians, and her only task will be to mend, main eventually further embellish the robe of the Singer, the individual who sings annually the history of her people.
She hears crying in her building, and she and Thomas discover another orphan girl, Jo, whose ability is to sing and if eventually replace the current Singer. Jo is scolded and punished if she does not sing; Kira envies her but realize that she, Thomas, and Jo do not have as much freedom as thought. At the Ceremony, she sees the Singer whose robe she has repaired. She realizes that his feet are chained, and he is essentially a prisoner.
The implication is that she and the others with Gifts are also prisoners. Kira decides to find out the truth about her society. She has friends as well: Matt, a scruffy boy from the Fen, a poverty-stricken area, who visits with his dog, Branch, and Thomas, a boy Kira's age who also lives under the care of the Guardians. Thomas, an exquisite carver, assigned to work on the Singer's staff.
Kira's one desire is to find woad, the plant that will allow her to make blue thread, the one color lacking in the spectrum available to her. When the day that the Singer sings the Song comes, Matt is nowhere to be found.
He eventually returns with a blind man from the village in a blue shirt. The man, it turns out, is the father who Kira thought was dead: Christopher.
He now lives in a community made up of injured and disabled people who help one another. He has enemies on the Council and is forced to ge to continue to embroider the Singer's robe and help improve the society she lives in. Eventually, during the end of the book Matt tells Kira about a boy with blue eyes from the community Christopher is from.
He says he has blue eyes and is not injured in any way, and that Matt thinks Kira should get married with him, but Kira declines to go with them to the new village. Characters Kira - a girl who was born with a deformed leg, has a gift in weaving, after her mother's death was put in Council Edifice. Vandara - an evil enemy of Kira's; she requests that Kira be sent to the field to die.
Annabella - an elderly woman who teaches Kira about dyes, later was put in the Field. Thomas - Kira's friend, a young man gifted in wood carving. Jo - a little girl who has a gift in singing.
Matt - a young boy who helps Kira, Thomas, and later Christopher - He reappears as the protagonist in Messenger Jamison - an older man, sponsor and mentor from the Council of Guardians; later discovered to be the man who attempted to kill Christopher.
Christopher - Kira's father who was thought to have been taken by beasts before she was born who is later found alive but blind and in hiding. She also notices three empty chairs on the other side of the hall; she and Thomas bow before the cross, and then sit in two of these chairs. Kira thinks to herself that she does need the village, and that they all need each other. The ceremonies at the Gathering are impressive, but they seem to have little to no substance.
Thus, everyone bows before the cross without understanding what the cross symbolizes. This is an important moment, because it shows that the villagers respect the Council without understanding exactly why they owe the Council any respect at all. He calls for the cross, the Object, to be worshipped, and the villagers bow before it. He then presents the Council of Guardians, and the crowd nods in respect.
When the chief guardian announces this, a side door opens, and guards push Jo forward toward her chair.
Kira whispers that Jo should stand and look proud for a moment; Jo does so, and then climbs into her chair. Kira acts like a good mother for Jo, whispering her directions and telling her when she should sit down. Download it! Thomas mutters to Kira that he hears a noise: the clank of dragging metal.
Neither of them can identify where the noise comes from. Active Themes The Singer stands in the center of the hall, and the scraping sound stops. He holds out one arm, on which the robe shows the scene of the origin of the world.