Search Results: "Lois Lowry"


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LOIS LOWRY by Lois Markham
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"She stuck with it, and the rest is historyand two Newbery medals. (b&w photographs, notes, chronology) (Biography. 10-14)"
Any institution needing works for those writing about authors will find this first installment of the Meet the Author series a serviceable title. Read full book review >

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GOSSAMER by Lois Lowry
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2006

"The prose is light as gossamer; the story as haunting as a dream. (Fiction. 10+)"
Thin Elderly and Littlest One are dream-givers. Read full book review >

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THE SILENT BOY by Lois Lowry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2003

"Though well-crafted and narrated by a perceptive, large-hearted child who goes on to follow in her father's profession, this lacks the focus of Lowry's best work. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Around her private trove of atmospheric old photographs, Newbery winner Lowry (The Giver, 1993; Number the Stars, 1990) spins a patchy but sensitive tale of a country doctor's daughter observing the lives of those around her—in particular the women, and a mentally disabled teenager with a strong affinity for animals. Read full book review >

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RABBLE STARKEY by Lois Lowry
FICTION
Released: April 27, 1987

"Here she presents a lively cast of characters in an unusual plot, skillfully handled."
For Parable Ann (Rabble) and her mother, Sweet Hosanna, her sixth-grade year is a time of growth and change. Read full book review >

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MESSENGER by Lois Lowry
Released: April 26, 2004

"Readers will be absorbed in thought and wonder long after all of the pages are turned. (Fiction. 12+)"
Leader came to Village as a young boy on a red sled, the remains of which are in the Museum, a symbol of courage and hope to all of the villagers who came from elsewhere, fleeing poverty and cruelty. Read full book review >

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ZOOMAN SAM by Lois Lowry
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Fans of the Sam books may find satisfaction in the nicely foreshadowed but still unanticipated punch line. (Fiction. 7-12)"
For "Future Job Day" at Sam Krupnik's nursery school, the four-year-olds have been instructed to dress up as representatives of their desired profession. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA, ABSOLUTELY by Lois Lowry
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"As usual, Lowry (The Giver, 1993, etc.) delivers tight, page-turning prose, plenty of humor, and characters right out of readers' neighborhooods. (Fiction. 7-12)"
In which Anastasia Krupnik gets a dog, attends a class in values, and inadvertently deposits a hag of dog poop in a public mailbox. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"As befits the setting and subject, the narrative is simple and heartfelt, presenting a snapshot of a unique American community. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
"I am desolate," Lydia Pierce declares to her diary on her birthday, Oct. 4, 1918, because the motion-picture houses have been closed due to Spanish flu. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA AT THIS ADDRESS by Lois Lowry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Fine entertainment; a must for fans. (Fiction. 9-13)"
More on-target predicaments and laugh-aloud funny dialogue from Lowry, who now takes her articulate protagonist through some seminal exchanges with the opposite sex. Read full book review >

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YOUR MOVE, J.P.! by Lois Lowry
FICTION
Released: April 30, 1990

"A memorably funny book."
This year's Newbery winner returns to her popular comic mode—now with a third book about the Tates of N.Y.C.'s West 83rd Street (Switcharound, 1985). Read full book review >

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FIND A STRANGER, SAY GOODBYE by Lois Lowry
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1978

"This one is readable, but grating."
Though her adoptive father is a compassionate doctor who inspires Natalie to follow in his footsteps, and her mother a groovy and artistic lady who picks dandelions in her nightgown (a supposedly hilarious story) and does such mad things as paint her clawfoot bathtub's toenails Crimson Passion, 17-year-old Natalie Armstrong is determined to track down her natural parents. Read full book review >

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THE WILLOUGHBYS by Lois Lowry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Readers who are willing to give themselves up entirely to the sly foolishness will relish this sparklingly smart satire, which treats them with collegial familiarity. (snort-inducing glossary) (Fiction. 9-12)"
With this fey venture into kiddie Gothic, the august two-time Newbery winner and author of the beloved Anastasia Krupnik series proves that a writer can always reinvent herself. Read full book review >