Title: Gifts

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Title: Gifts Title Record # 152853
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Date: 2004-09-00
Type: NOVEL [juvenile]
Series: The Annals of the Western Shore
Series Number: 1
Language: English
Synopsis: Scattered among poor, desolate farms, the clans of the Uplands possess gifts. Wondrous gifts: the ability--with a glance, a gesture, a word--to summon animals, bring forth fire, move the land. Fearsome gifts: They can twist a limb, chain a mind, inflict a wasting illness. The Uplanders live in constant fear that one family might unleash its gift against another. Two young people, friends since childhood, decide not to use their gifts. One, a girl, refuses to bring animals to their death in the hunt. The other, a boy, wears a blindfold lest his eyes and his anger kill. In this beautifully crafted story, Ursula K. Le Guin writes of the proud cruelty of power, of how hard it is to grow up, and of how much harder still it is to find, in the world’s darkness, gifts of light. Includes a reader’s guide and a sample chapter from the companion title Voices.
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Other Titles

Year Language Title
2006 German Die wilde Gabe
2006 Italian I Doni
2010 French Dons


Place Year and Award Category
2 2005 Locus Best Young Adult Book
Nomination (as Dons) 2011 Imaginaire Traduction


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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Gifts 2004-09-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Harcourt 0-15-205123-6 $17.00 274 hc? novel Cliff Nielsen Checkmark
Gifts 2004-10-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Orion Children's Books 1-84255-107-8 £10.99 274 hc? novel David Wyatt Checkmark
Gifts 2005-10-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Orion Children's Books 1-84255-498-0 £5.99 274 tp? novel David Wyatt Checkmark
Gifts 2006-04-01 Ursula K. Le Guin Harcourt Paperbacks 0-15-205124-4 $7.95 286 tp? novel Larry Rostant  
Gifts 2008-04-18 Ursula K. Le Guin Paw Prints 978-1-4352-5753-5 $16.95 286 hc? novel  
Gifts 2015-09-30 Ursula K. Le Guin Gateway / Orion 978-1-4732-0600-7 £2.99   ebook? novel  
Gifts date unknown Ursula K. Le Guin Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 978-0-547-53987-4 $7.95   ebook? novel Cliff Nielsen  
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