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Lois Lowry

Autor(a) de The Giver

113+ Works 100,255 Membros 3,671 Reviews 149 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
Image credit: Author Lois Lowry at the 2016 Texas Book Festival. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53502477


Obras de Lois Lowry

The Giver (1993) 39,997 cópias
Number the Stars (1989) 18,557 cópias
Gathering Blue (2000) 9,602 cópias
Messenger (2004) 6,294 cópias
Son (2012) 3,383 cópias
Gossamer (2006) 2,160 cópias
The Willoughbys (2008) 1,753 cópias
Gooney Bird Greene (2002) 1,721 cópias
Anastasia Krupnik (1979) 1,473 cópias
The Giver Quartet (2014) 1,084 cópias
The Silent Boy (2003) 1,018 cópias
A Summer to Die (1977) 920 cópias
Anastasia Again! (1981) 708 cópias
Crow Call (2009) 675 cópias
Anastasia at your Service (1982) 658 cópias
Anastasia on Her Own (1985) 548 cópias
Anastasia, Ask your Analyst (1984) — Autor — 547 cópias
All About Sam (1988) 536 cópias
Anastasia has the Answers (1986) 508 cópias
Attaboy, Sam! (1992) 477 cópias
Anastasia's Chosen Career (1987) 475 cópias
Autumn Street (1980) 413 cópias
Anastasia at this Address (1991) 368 cópias
Stay!: Keeper's Story (1721) 339 cópias
Bless This Mouse (2011) 321 cópias
Anastasia Absolutely (1995) 312 cópias
Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye (1978) 306 cópias
See You Around, Sam! (1996) 286 cópias
The Birthday Ball (2010) 255 cópias
Taking Care of Terrific (1983) 254 cópias
Rabble Starkey (1600) 246 cópias
Gooney Bird Is So Absurd (2009) 216 cópias
Switcharound (1600) 191 cópias
Zooman Sam (Sam Krupnik) (1999) 186 cópias
On the Horizon (2020) 164 cópias
Gooney Bird on the Map (2011) 150 cópias
Your Move, J.P.! (1990) 119 cópias
The Windeby Puzzle (2023) 110 cópias
US and Uncle Fraud (1984) 107 cópias
The Willoughbys Return (2020) 76 cópias
Anastasia: Three of the Best (1996) 10 cópias
Tree. Table. Book. (2024) 8 cópias
Here in Kennebunkport (1978) 4 cópias
The giver. Il figlio (2022) 2 cópias
Il mistero di Windeby (2023) 2 cópias
The Giver - Lois Lowry (SparkNotes) (2003) — Autor — 2 cópias
Anastasia - Intégrale (2014) 2 cópias
Herbststrasse 1 exemplar(es)
Le retour des Willoughby (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Elliot's House 1 exemplar(es)
Ich weiß nicht, wer ich bin (1983) 1 exemplar(es)
Giver Quartet, The 1 exemplar(es)
Us and Uncle Fraud 1 exemplar(es)
The Giver Study Guide 1 exemplar(es)
Nikczemny spisek 1 exemplar(es)
Schon wieder Anastasia 1 exemplar(es)
The Giver. Il messaggero 1 exemplar(es)
The Giver - Activity Pack (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Anastasia, di nuovo! (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
All'orizzonte (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Darul lui Jonas (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
O Número das Estrelas (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
O Meu Nome é Anastasia Krupnik (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
Spočítej hvězdy 1 exemplar(es)
Pots comprar els estels? (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
Livret lois lowry (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Valahol messze 1 exemplar(es)
A Fearful Symmetry 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

O Senhor das Moscas (1954) — Posfácio, algumas edições; Prefácio, algumas edições49,540 cópias
Island of the Blue Dolphins (1960) — Introdução, algumas edições18,039 cópias
Enchantress from the Stars (1970) — Prefácio, algumas edições1,315 cópias
Carrie's War (1973) — Posfácio, algumas edições947 cópias
The Big Book for Peace (1990) — Contribuinte — 820 cópias
Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence (1994) — Contribuinte — 805 cópias
The Big Book For Our Planet (1993) — Contribuinte — 135 cópias
Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About the Future (1999) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
Shining On: 11 Star Authors' Illuminating Stories (2006) — Contribuinte, algumas edições; Prefácio, algumas edições50 cópias
It's Terrific to Be Ten (2000) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
Trapped!: Cages of Mind and Body (1938) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Open Your Eyes: Extraordinary Experiences in Faraway Places (2003) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures (2005) — Series Creator — 2 cópias
Gooney Bird Greene and her fabulous animal parade (2010) — Series Creator — 1 exemplar(es)
The Willoughbys [2020 film] — Original book — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Hammersberg, Lois Ann
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Locais de residência
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA
Tokyo, Japan
Governor's Island, New York, USA
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (mostrar todas 7)
Portland, Maine, USA
Brown University
University of Southern Maine (B.A., English Literature, 1972)
children's book author
Margaret A. Edwards Award (2007)
Regina Medal (1994)
Emily van Beek (Folio Jr./Folio Literary Management)
Pequena biografia
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 www.loislowry.com



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


This book is told from the point of view of an 11-year-old child. She describes her neighborhood and the people there as well as school experiences. The main theme of the story is the friendship between the elderly Sophie and the young Sophie. It was good that the elderly lady was portrayed in a positive light, although her story could be common for many elders. The chapters are very short and there are many of them, and the story seemed to drag along at first. It was a story filled with humor but also sadness and poignancy. This book would be appropriate for readers of all ages, reminding them of the treasures of friendship in all its varied forms.

I received this advanced reader copy from the publisher and from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.
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LadyoftheLodge | Apr 14, 2024 |
Molto bello, consigliato da leggere anche da adult!
CRN-Books | outras 1,582 resenhas | Apr 13, 2024 |
Classic for a reason. It is a good introduction to some hard ideas, such as the importance of suffering in our lives and what could happen if a society attempted to eradicate it, self-sacrifice, the importance of individuality and choices.
sloth852 | outras 1,582 resenhas | Apr 10, 2024 |
I must have read this too young, because I remember being confused by the title vs themes, and I must have been 8 or 9, but didn't actually remember the plot at all. Maybe something about two friends on a sidewalk? but that could have been fun the cover. I also definitely thought Copenhagen was in the Netherlands at the time!

Anyway, I recently watched the Danish series "Seaside Hotel" which spans 15 years over nine seasons, ending in 1945. Some of the plotlines involved the Danish Resistance, and eventually remembered this book and thought to revisit it. It's a bit oblique about the war, avoiding anything too scary or traumatic. Meant for middle grade readers, the themes are mostly about personal bravery and fear, and how being afraid doesn't mean you aren't brave.

I definitely did not understand the urgency of sending Ellen and her family to Sweden when i was a kid, but I probably did take in the message about fear, because it felt very familiar. And now that I know more of the context, the fear for the Rosens and Johansens had a lot more meaning. Perhaps this book is better read alongside introductory lessons to the Holocaust, rather than in isolation as I did.
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keristars | outras 640 resenhas | Mar 31, 2024 |


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