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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 visa mer 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) visa färre
Foto taget av: Author Lois Lowry at the 2016 Texas Book Festival. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0,


Verk av Lois Lowry

Den utvalde (1993) 40,726 exemplar, 1,591 recensioner
Den gyllene stjärnan (1989) 19,032 exemplar, 649 recensioner
Gathering Blue (2000) 9,811 exemplar, 294 recensioner
Messenger (2004) 6,447 exemplar, 199 recensioner
Son (2012) 3,481 exemplar, 158 recensioner
Gossamer (2006) 2,191 exemplar, 256 recensioner
The Willoughbys (2008) 1,781 exemplar, 106 recensioner
Gooney Bird Greene (2002) 1,771 exemplar, 41 recensioner
Anastasia K. (1979) 1,489 exemplar, 36 recensioner
The Giver Quartet (2014) 1,123 exemplar, 12 recensioner
The Silent Boy (2003) 1,044 exemplar, 28 recensioner
A Summer to Die (1977) 928 exemplar, 22 recensioner
Anastasia Again! (1981) 721 exemplar, 16 recensioner
Crow Call (2009) 691 exemplar, 52 recensioner
Anastasia at your Service (1982) 665 exemplar, 11 recensioner
Anastasia on Her Own (1985) 562 exemplar, 13 recensioner
Anastasia, Ask your Analyst (1984) — Författare — 553 exemplar, 7 recensioner
All About Sam (1988) 551 exemplar, 11 recensioner
Anastasia has the Answers (1986) 520 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Attaboy, Sam! (1992) 492 exemplar, 9 recensioner
Anastasia's Chosen Career (1987) 490 exemplar, 8 recensioner
Like the Willow Tree : Portland, Maine, 1918 (2011) 440 exemplar, 14 recensioner
Autumn Street (1980) 422 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Looking Back: A Book of Memories (1998) 406 exemplar, 9 recensioner
Anastasia at this Address (1991) 377 exemplar, 7 recensioner
Gooney Bird and the Room Mother (2016) 374 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Stay!: Keeper's Story (1997) 350 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Bless This Mouse (2011) 332 exemplar, 19 recensioner
Gooney the Fabulous (Gooney Bird) (2007) 325 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Anastasia Absolutely (1995) 317 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye (1978) 308 exemplar, 8 recensioner
See You Around, Sam! (1996) 298 exemplar, 4 recensioner
The Giver (Graphic Novel) (1) (Giver Quartet) (2019) 297 exemplar, 8 recensioner
Rhinos & Raspberries: Tolerance Tales For The Early Grades (2006) — Förord — 286 exemplar, 6 recensioner
The Birthday Ball (2010) 258 exemplar, 24 recensioner
Taking Care of Terrific (1983) 258 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Rabble Starkey (1987) 246 exemplar, 1 recension
Gooney Bird Is So Absurd (2009) 217 exemplar, 6 recensioner
The One Hundredth Thing About Caroline (1983) 200 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Switcharound (1985) 196 exemplar
Zooman Sam (Sam Krupnik) (1999) 192 exemplar, 2 recensioner
On the Horizon (2020) 173 exemplar, 12 recensioner
Gooney Bird on the Map (2011) 151 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Windeby Puzzle (2023) 122 exemplar, 8 recensioner
Your Move, J.P.! (1990) 121 exemplar, 3 recensioner
US and Uncle Fraud (1984) 108 exemplar
Gooney Bird and All Her Charms (Gooney Bird Greene) (2014) 106 exemplar, 1 recension
The Willoughbys Return (2020) 82 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Tree. Table. Book. (2024) 39 exemplar, 4 recensioner
The Giver (text only) by L. Lowry 13 exemplar, 1 recension
Anastasia: Three of the Best (1996) 10 exemplar
Here in Kennebunkport (1978) 4 exemplar
Il mistero di Windeby (2023) 2 exemplar
The giver. Il figlio (2022) 2 exemplar
The Giver - Lois Lowry (SparkNotes) (2003) — Författare — 2 exemplar
Anastasia - Intégrale (2014) 2 exemplar
Le retour des Willoughby (2023) 1 exemplar
Nikczemny spisek 1 exemplar
Us and Uncle Fraud 1 exemplar
Giver Quartet, The 1 exemplar
Herbststrasse (1991) 1 exemplar
Schon wieder Anastasia (1984) 1 exemplar
Elliot's House 1 exemplar
Ich weiß nicht, wer ich bin (1983) 1 exemplar
The Giver - Activity Pack (2004) 1 exemplar
Livret lois lowry (2011) 1 exemplar
Anastasia, di nuovo! (2021) 1 exemplar
All'orizzonte (2021) 1 exemplar
Darul lui Jonas (2013) 1 exemplar
O Número das Estrelas (2016) 1 exemplar
Spočítej hvězdy 1 exemplar
Pots comprar els estels? (1993) 1 exemplar
A Fearful Symmetry 1 exemplar

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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
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 (visa alla 7)
Portland, Maine, USA
Brown University
University of Southern Maine (B.A., English Literature, 1972)
children's book author
Priser och utmärkelser
Margaret A. Edwards Award (2007)
Regina Medal (1994)
Emily van Beek (Folio Jr./Folio Literary Management)
Kort biografi
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



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


This book is sacred to me. Really. There is so much beauty and horror in this story, despite it being a children's book. This is a book I have probably read dozens of times and listened to the audiobook dozens of times as well. I know passages by heart, and I feel like its message has been present in my life ever since I read it. I remember reading it for the first time with my mom, and after we read it together we insisted that my dad had to read it too so we could discuss it. It has since become one of my absolute favorite books.… (mer)
knerd.knitter | 1,590 andra recensioner | Jul 18, 2024 |
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!
asuttonpoulsboms | 648 andra recensioner | Jul 13, 2024 |
Not my favorite genre, but a good story.
LaPhenix | 1,590 andra recensioner | 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.
… (mer)
cdagulleiro | 1,590 andra recensioner | Jul 3, 2024 |


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