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Title: Gifts Title Record # 152853
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Date: 2004-09-00
Type: NOVEL [juvenile]
Series: Annals of the Western Shore
Series Number: 1
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
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

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
2004 Gifts [as by Ursula Le Guin]
Year Language Title
2006Translated by Florian F. Marzin
German Die wilde Gabe
2006Translated by Riccardo Valla
Italian I Doni
2010 French Dons

Awards

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

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Gifts 2004-09-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Harcourt 0-15-205123-6 $17.00 274
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel Cliff Nielsen Checkmark
Gifts 2005-10-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Orion Children's Books 1-84255-498-0 £5.99 274
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel David Wyatt Checkmark
Gifts 2006-04-01 Ursula K. Le Guin Harcourt Paperbacks 0-15-205124-4 $7.95 286
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel Larry Rostant  
Gifts 2008-04-18 Ursula K. Le Guin Paw Prints 978-1-4352-5753-5 $16.95 286
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
Gifts date unknown Ursula K. Le Guin Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 978-0-547-53987-4 $7.95  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel Cliff Nielsen  
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