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Lois Lowry

Biography

Lois Lowry

Whether she’s writing comedy, adventure, or poignant, powerful drama --- from ATTABOY, SAM! and ANASTASIA KRUPNIK to NUMBER THE STARS and THE GIVER --- Lois Lowry’s appeal is as broad as her subject matter and as deep as her desire to affect an eager generation of readers. An author who is “fast becoming the Beverly Cleary for the upper middle grades” (The Horn Book Magazine), Lois Lowry has written over 30 books for children and young adults and is a two-time Newbery Medal Winner.

Lois Lowry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and attended junior high school in Tokyo, Japan. Her father was a dentist for the U.S. Army and his job entailed a lot of traveling. Lowry still likes to travel.

At the age of 17, Lowry attended Brown University and majored in writing. She left school at 19, got married, and had four children before her 25th birthday. After some time, she returned to college and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maine.

Lois Lowry didn’t start writing professionally until she was in her mid-30s. Now she spends time writing every single day. Before she begins writing a book, she usually knows the beginning and end of her story. When she’s not writing, Lowry enjoys gardening during the spring and summer and knitting during the winter. One of her other hobbies is photography, and her own photos grace the covers of NUMBER THE STARS, THE GIVER and GATHERING BLUE.

Lois Lowry has four children and two grandchildren. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Lois Lowry

Books by Lois Lowry

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
written by Lois Lowry, illustrated by Eric Rohmann
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.