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Lois Lowry

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Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry has written over 20 novels spanning several genres. Her Anastasia Krupnik series, set in contemporary Boston, follows with poignant humor the exploits of Anastasia (a precocious adolescent), her younger brother Sam and their artistic parents. Books like RABBLE STARKEY and A SUMMER TO DIE focus on families and crisis, and examine the strength and love that bind them together. NUMBER THE STARS, Lowry’s first work of historical fiction and a Newbery Medal winner, is set during the Holocaust. 

Books by Lois Lowry

by Lois Lowry - Dystopian, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

THE GIVER, Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal–winning novel, has become one of the most influential books of our time. Placed on countless reading lists and curricula, translated into more than 40 languages, and made into a feature film, THE GIVER is a modern classic. Celebrate this beloved contribution to children's literature with the 25th Anniversary Edition. The haunting story of 12-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity, is as resonant today as when it was first published. Lois Lowry will include a new afterword as well as her Newbery acceptance speech in this beautifully rejacketed edition.

by Lois Lowry - Fiction

Trouble is brewing in Village. Once a utopian community that prided itself on welcoming strangers, Village will soon be cut off to all outsiders. As one of the few able to traverse the forbidding Forest, Matty must deliver the message of Village’s closing and try to convince Seer’s daughter Kira to return with him before it’s too late. But Forest is now hostile to Matty as well. Now he must risk everything to fight his way through it, armed only with an emerging power he cannot yet explain or understand.

by Lois Lowry - Coming of Age, Family, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Natalie Armstrong has everything: she’s smart and beautiful, has the perfect boyfriend, early acceptance to college, and a loving family. But the summer she turns 17, she finally decides to ask some unanswered questions: Who are her biological parents and why did they give her up when she was born? These questions take her on a journey from the deep woods of Maine to the streets of New York City, from the pages of old phone books and a tattered yearbook photo to the realization that she might actually meet her biological mother face-to-face.

written by Lois Lowry, illustrated by Eric Rohmann
by Lois Lowry - Youth Fiction

This first-ever Lois Lowry single-volume collection includes unabridged editions of the Newbery Medal-winning The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. Lois Lowry's groundbreaking dystopian series comes alive in a single portable volume. An affordable addition to the shelves of teen fans and collectors alike.

by Lois Lowry - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

SON thrusts readers once again into the chilling world of the Newbery Medal winning book, THE GIVER, as well as GATHERING BLUE and MESSENGER, where a new hero emerges. In this thrilling series finale, the startling and long-awaited conclusion to Lois Lowry’s epic tale culminates in a final clash between good and evil.

written by Lois Lowry, illustrated by Jules Feiffer
by Lois Lowry - Young Adult 12+

Kira, an orphan with a twisted leg, lives in a world where the weak are cast aside. When she is given a task that no other community member can carry out, Kira soon realizes that she is surrounded by many mysteries and secrets. No one must know of her plans to uncover the truth about her world—and to find out what exists beyond it.

by Lois Lowry - Children's 8-12, Literary
People are constantly asking two-time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry where she gets her ideas. In this fascinating memoir, Lowry answers this question, through recollections of childhood friends and pictures and memories that explore her rich family history. She recounts the pivotal moments that inspired her writing, describing how they magically turned into fiction along the complicated passageway called life. Lowry fans, as well as anyone interested in understanding the process of writing fiction, will benefit from this poignant trip through the past and the present of a remarkable writer.