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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.

written by Lois Lowry, illustrated by Eric Rohmann
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.