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Lois Lowry

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Lois Lowry (nee Lois Ann Hammersberg) was born on March 20, 1937, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was educated at both Brown University and the University of Southern Maine. Before becoming an author, she worked as a photographer and a freelance journalist. Her first book, A Summer to Die, was published näytä lisää in 1977. Since then she has written over 30 books for young adults including Gathering Blue, Messenger, the Anastasia Krupnik series, and Son. She has received numerous awards including: The New York Times Best Seller,the International Reading Association's Children's Literature Award, the American Library Association Notable Book Award Citation and two Newberry Medals for Number the Stars in 1990, and The Giver in 1993. She was also awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters by Brown University in 2014. The Giver is part of a Quartet of books; it is the first book, followed by Gathering Blue, messenger and Son. The Giver has been met with a diversity of reactions from schools in America, some of which have adopted it as a part of the mandatory curriculum, while others have prohibited the book's inclusion in classroom studies. It was also made into a feature film of the same name released in 2014. Lois Lowry also made the Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2016 finalists in the author category. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Author Lois Lowry at the 2016 Texas Book Festival. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53502477


Tekijän teokset

The Giver (1993) 40,663 kappaletta, 1,590 arvostelua
Number the Stars (1989) 18,967 kappaletta, 649 arvostelua
Gathering Blue (2000) 9,793 kappaletta, 294 arvostelua
Messenger (2004) 6,437 kappaletta, 199 arvostelua
Son (2012) 3,474 kappaletta, 158 arvostelua
Gossamer (2006) 2,186 kappaletta, 256 arvostelua
The Willoughbys (2008) 1,781 kappaletta, 106 arvostelua
Gooney Bird Greene (2002) 1,762 kappaletta, 41 arvostelua
Minä Anastasia (1979) 1,488 kappaletta, 36 arvostelua
The Giver Quartet (2014) 1,120 kappaletta, 12 arvostelua
The Silent Boy (2003) 1,043 kappaletta, 28 arvostelua
A Summer to Die (1977) 928 kappaletta, 22 arvostelua
Anastasia vauhdissa (1981) 720 kappaletta, 16 arvostelua
Crow Call (2009) 689 kappaletta, 52 arvostelua
Anastasia palveluksessanne (1982) 665 kappaletta, 11 arvostelua
Anastasia omillaan (1985) 562 kappaletta, 13 arvostelua
Anastasia hermoromahduksen partaalla (1984) — Tekijä — 553 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
All About Sam (1988) 550 kappaletta, 11 arvostelua
Anastasia has the Answers (1986) 520 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Attaboy, Sam! (1992) 491 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Anastasia's Chosen Career (1987) 489 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Like the Willow Tree : Portland, Maine, 1918 (2011) 440 kappaletta, 14 arvostelua
Autumn Street (1980) 423 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Looking Back: A Book of Memories (1998) 404 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Anastasia at this Address (1991) 376 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Gooney Bird and the Room Mother (2016) 373 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Stay!: Keeper's Story (1997) 350 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Bless This Mouse (2011) 331 kappaletta, 19 arvostelua
Gooney the Fabulous (Gooney Bird) (2007) 324 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Anastasia Absolutely (1995) 317 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye (1978) 308 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
See You Around, Sam! (1996) 298 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Giver (Graphic Novel) (1) (Giver Quartet) (2019) 296 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Rhinos & Raspberries: Tolerance Tales For The Early Grades (2006) — Esipuhe — 283 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Taking Care of Terrific (1983) 258 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Birthday Ball (2010) 257 kappaletta, 24 arvostelua
Rabble Starkey (1987) 246 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Gooney Bird Is So Absurd (2009) 217 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
The One Hundredth Thing About Caroline (1983) 200 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Switcharound (1985) 196 kappaletta
Zooman Sam (Sam Krupnik) (1999) 192 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
On the Horizon (2020) 172 kappaletta, 12 arvostelua
Gooney Bird on the Map (2011) 150 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Windeby Puzzle (2023) 121 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Your Move, J.P.! (1990) 121 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
US and Uncle Fraud (1984) 108 kappaletta
Gooney Bird and All Her Charms (Gooney Bird Greene) (2014) 106 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Willoughbys Return (2020) 82 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Tree. Table. Book. (2024) 35 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Giver (text only) by L. Lowry 11 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Anastasia: Three of the Best (1996) 10 kappaletta
Here in Kennebunkport (1978) 4 kappaletta
Il mistero di Windeby (2023) 2 kappaletta
A Newbery Collection boxed set (2011) 2 kappaletta
The giver. Il figlio (2022) 2 kappaletta
The Giver - Lois Lowry (SparkNotes) (2003) — Tekijä — 2 kappaletta
Anastasia - Intégrale (2014) 2 kappaletta
Le retour des Willoughby (2023) 1 kappale
Nikczemny spisek 1 kappale
Herbststrasse (1991) 1 kappale
Schon wieder Anastasia (1984) 1 kappale
Elliot's House 1 kappale
The Giver - Activity Pack (2004) 1 kappale
Livret lois lowry (2011) 1 kappale
Anastasia, di nuovo! (2021) 1 kappale
All'orizzonte (2021) 1 kappale
Darul lui Jonas (2013) 1 kappale
O Número das Estrelas (2016) 1 kappale
Pots comprar els estels? (1993) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Kärpästen herra (1954) — Jälkisanat, eräät painokset; Esipuhe, eräät painokset50,189 kappaletta, 740 arvostelua
Island of the Blue Dolphins (1960) — Johdanto, eräät painokset18,398 kappaletta, 298 arvostelua
Lumotar (1970) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset1,339 kappaletta, 26 arvostelua
Carrie's War (1973) — Jälkisanat, eräät painokset961 kappaletta, 14 arvostelua
The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales (2011) — Avustaja — 869 kappaletta, 46 arvostelua
The Big Book for Peace (1990) — Avustaja — 837 kappaletta, 14 arvostelua
Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence (1994) — Avustaja — 813 kappaletta, 19 arvostelua
The Big Book For Our Planet (1993) — Avustaja — 135 kappaletta
Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About the Future (1999) — Avustaja — 125 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Shining On: 11 Star Authors' Illuminating Stories (2006) — Avustaja, eräät painokset; Esipuhe, eräät painokset50 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
It's Terrific to Be Ten (2000) — Avustaja — 50 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Trapped!: Cages of Mind and Body (1998) — Avustaja — 43 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Open Your Eyes: Extraordinary Experiences in Faraway Places (2003) — Avustaja — 42 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Totally Middle School: Tales of Friends, Family, and Fitting In (2018) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures (2005) — Series Creator — 2 kappaletta
Gooney Bird Greene and her fabulous animal parade (2010) — Series Creator — 1 kappale
The Willoughbys [2020 film] — Original book — 1 kappale

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Virallinen nimi
Hammersberg, Lois Ann
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA
Tokyo, Japan
Governor's Island, New York, USA
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (näytä kaikki 7)
Portland, Maine, USA
Brown University
University of Southern Maine (B.A., English Literature, 1972)
children's book author
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Margaret A. Edwards Award (2007)
Regina Medal (1994)
Emily van Beek (Folio Jr./Folio Literary Management)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Lois Lowry is known for her versatility and invention as a writer. She was born in Hawaii and grew up in New York, Pennsylvania, and Japan. After studying at Brown University, she married, started a family, and turned her attention to writing. She is the author of more than forty books for young adults, including the popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader's Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, NUMBER THE STARS and THE GIVER. Her first novel, A SUMMER TO DIE, was awarded the International Reading Association's Children's Book Award. Several books have been adapted to film and stage, and THE GIVER has become an opera. Her newest book, ON THE HORIZON, is a collection of memories and images from Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, and post-war Japan. A mother and grandmother, Ms. Lowry divides her time between Maine and Florida. To learn more about Lois Lowry, see her website at www.loislowry.com



Found: Middle-grade book where MC dies at end, Name that Book (huhtikuu 2023)
What Are You Reading the Week of 14 March 2015?, What Are You Reading Now? (maaliskuu 2015)
YA/Children's Book - Sister with Leukemia, Name that Book (toukokuu 2011)


This is a great story about a little known aspect of WWII - the people of Denmark rescuing so many of their Jewish citizens. Lois Lowry is one of my favorites and this book does not disappoint. Annemarie and Ellen are fast friends and there is nothing Annemarie won't do to help her friend. Annemarie is brave and clever, standing up to the Germans who could thwart all the hard work of her uncle and the Resistance fighters. She is a true hero!
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asuttonpoulsboms | 648 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 13, 2024 |
Not my favorite genre, but a good story.
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LaPhenix | 1,589 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 8, 2024 |
This book isn't for children. It's for simpletons.
Mix in the pot Logan's Run, 1984, and Fahrenheit 451. Deprive the characters from any depth, and the background world from any explanation. Add some unscientific lines (like different light properties) without a how or a why; spice with some magical abilities and the figure of a "chosen one" and you get this.
It is ironic that a book which claims to invite children to question adults and challenge the system asumes that the reader should not ask about all the inconsistencies and plot holes.

I couldn't stop wondering where does this book's fame come from. It is unoriginal, poorly written and dull. My guess it is that it is not the book children like or want to read. It is the book that parents scared with big-government, socialism and what-not, want their children to read.

If you are a teacher and you are pushing reading this, you are a bad teacher and insulting the student's intelligence. In the case that you feel like moralizing with dystopias, there are plenty of literary works with actual depth which will serve the goals of critical thinking, education and entertainment.
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cdagulleiro | 1,589 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 3, 2024 |
First sentence: I am going to tell you three words. I'm choosing them at random. Listen carefully. This will be important. House. Umbrella. Apple. Remember those. I'll explain later.

My thoughts (preview): I kept this one waiting. I have absolutely loved Lois Lowry's work in the past. I have. Yet the title was odd--for me (though trust me, it works). The cover was not one that made me want to drop everything and read it. I wasn't quite sure what this one was about. I thought it would likely be worth reading...at some point. Lowry's books rarely disappoint me.

In a way, I'm glad I waited to read it. Now I can tell EVERYONE go read this book and it will actually be available at libraries and bookstores.

Premise/plot: What is this one about? Friendship. Friendship. Friendship. Friendship can be complex, nuanced, wonderful, perplexing. Young Sophie (our heroine) is VERY dear friends with a much older Sophie. The two have a wonderful, sparkling friendship--vibrant and delightful. Yet the older Sophie is beginning to 'show' her age, if you will. No matter how much young Sophie does NOT want to admit it, acknowledge it, accept it, things can't stay the same forever. This Sophie is not Sophie's only friend. There are others in her life that are DIFFERENT yet special. There is only ONE Sophie--irreplaceable.

My thoughts: I purposefully kept the premise/plot on the VAGUE side. Because the JOY of this one is in the unfolding. The less you know about the specifics of the plot, the more you will enjoy the journey. You should know it is character-driven. This isn't an action-packed novel with twists and turns. Nor is it a thriller. But for readers who LOVE character-driven novels that are ALL heart, ALL soul, written with care and beauty, this one is a must. It breaks you, in a way, but it also mends.
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blbooks | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 28, 2024 |


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