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‘The Giver’ Gets a Cool Quasi-Comic Book Adaptation

Lois Lowry’s 1993 novel “The Giver” has earned more critical praise and banning attempts than most of its shelf-mates, but in addition to being part of an exclusive group of books that have won the Newberry Medal, it now belong on an even smaller list – stories that have been drawn by “French Milk” and “Radiator Days” creator Lucy Knisley.

Knisley has made a name for herself assembling all kinds of comics, ranging from discussions about what she wants to be when she grows up to what it’s like being an independent comic creator in publishing today. Now, she’s created a series of single-panel illustrations based on scenes from “The Giver” over at Picture Book Report.

Whether you first encountered Lowry’s tale in sixth grade, as an adult or not at all prior to today, Knisley’s affection for the colorless world of Jonas and his community comes out in each of her takes thus far. Hit the jump to see Knisley’s “The Giver” art.

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