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Lowry, Lois.
New York : Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
ISBN 0618404414
Life in the Village is about to change.  Matty has been living with the blind man known as Seer for several years now.  Matty had come to the Village as a wild young boy but has since grown into a fine young man.  That's the way of the Village.  People who are outcasts in their own homes are welcome with open arms in the Village.  The school teacher whose face is covered with a birth mark.  The blind man.  A wild boy.  The lame, the weak.  All are welcome.  But things have been changing lately.  People have been changing.  Now they want to close the Village.  They want no more strangers coming in.  Matty and Seer do not understand what is going on but they know it is serious.  And they are determined to bring Seer's daughter, Kira into the Village before it is closed forever.
SUBJECTS:     Utopias -- Fiction.
                        Community life -- Fiction.
                        Healing -- Fiction.
                        Science fiction.


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