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Lois Lowry

Autor(a) de The Giver

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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 por Lois Lowry

The Giver (1993) 38,822 exemplares
Number the Stars (1989) 18,141 exemplares
Gathering Blue (2000) 9,292 exemplares
Messenger (2004) 6,071 exemplares
Son (2012) 3,236 exemplares
Gossamer (2006) 2,123 exemplares
The Willoughbys (2008) 1,706 exemplares
Gooney Bird Greene (2002) 1,681 exemplares
Anastasia Krupnik (1979) 1,439 exemplares
The Giver Quartet (2014) 1,009 exemplares
The Silent Boy (2003) 988 exemplares
A Summer to Die (1977) 896 exemplares
Anastasia Again! (1981) 685 exemplares
Crow Call (2009) 661 exemplares
Anastasia at your Service (1982) 575 exemplares
Anastasia, Ask your Analyst (1984) 567 exemplares
Anastasia on Her Own (1985) 532 exemplares
All About Sam (1988) 521 exemplares
Anastasia has the Answers (1986) 491 exemplares
Attaboy, Sam! (1992) 467 exemplares
Anastasia's Chosen Career (1987) 464 exemplares
Autumn Street (1980) 403 exemplares
Looking Back: A Book of Memories (1998) 389 exemplares
Anastasia at this Address (1991) 360 exemplares
Gooney Bird and the Room Mother (2016) 358 exemplares
Stay!: Keeper's Story (1721) 329 exemplares
Bless This Mouse (2011) 309 exemplares
Gooney the Fabulous (Gooney Bird) (2007) 308 exemplares
Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye (1978) 300 exemplares
Anastasia Absolutely (1995) 300 exemplares
See You Around, Sam! (1996) 279 exemplares
Rhinos & Raspberries: Tolerance Tales For The Early Grades (2006) — Prefácio — 261 exemplares
Taking Care of Terrific (1983) 252 exemplares
The Birthday Ball (2010) 248 exemplares
Rabble Starkey (1600) 239 exemplares
Gooney Bird Is So Absurd (2009) 211 exemplares
Switcharound (1600) 186 exemplares
Zooman Sam (Sam Krupnik) (1999) 178 exemplares
On the Horizon (2020) 158 exemplares
Gooney Bird on the Map (2011) 146 exemplares
Your Move, J.P.! (1990) 113 exemplares
US and Uncle Fraud (1984) 100 exemplares
The Windeby Puzzle (2023) 85 exemplares
The Willoughbys Return (2020) 61 exemplares
Anastasia: Three of the Best (1996) 10 exemplares
The Giver: A Play (2010) 9 exemplares
Here in Kennebunkport (1978) 4 exemplares
The Giver - Lois Lowry (SparkNotes) (2003) — Autor — 2 exemplares
A Newbery Collection boxed set (2011) 2 exemplares
Anastasia - Intégrale (2014) 2 exemplares
Valahol messze 1 exemplar
Il mistero di Windeby (2023) 1 exemplar
Pots comprar els estels? (1993) 1 exemplar
Spočítej hvězdy 1 exemplar
Darul lui Jonas (2013) 1 exemplar
O Número das Estrelas (2016) 1 exemplar
Elliot's House 1 exemplar
The Giver - Activity Pack (2004) 1 exemplar
All'orizzonte (2021) 1 exemplar
Anastasia, di nuovo! (2021) 1 exemplar
Livret lois lowry (2011) 1 exemplar
Ich weiß nicht, wer ich bin (1983) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Lord of the Flies (1954) — Posfácio, algumas edições; Prefácio, algumas edições48,496 exemplares
Island of the Blue Dolphins (1960) — Introdução, algumas edições17,610 exemplares
Enchantress from the Stars (1970) — Prefácio, algumas edições1,281 exemplares
Carrie's War (1973) — Posfácio, algumas edições918 exemplares
The Big Book for Peace (1990) — Contribuidor — 798 exemplares
Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence (1994) — Contribuidor — 792 exemplares
The Big Book For Our Planet (1993) — Contribuidor — 131 exemplares
Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About the Future (1999) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Necessary Noise: Stories About Our Families as They Really Are (2003) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Shining On: 11 Star Authors' Illuminating Stories (2006) — Contribuidor, algumas edições; Prefácio, algumas edições50 exemplares
It's Terrific to Be Ten (2000) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Trapped!: Cages of Mind and Body (1938) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Open Your Eyes: Extraordinary Experiences in Faraway Places (2003) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Totally Middle School: Tales of Friends, Family, and Fitting In (2018) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures (2005) — Series Creator — 2 exemplares
Gooney Bird Greene and her fabulous animal parade (2010) — Series Creator — 1 exemplar


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Conhecimento Comum

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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 todos 7)
Portland, Maine, USA
Brown University
University of Southern Maine (B.A., English Literature, 1972)
children's book author
Prémios e menções honrosas
Margaret A. Edwards Award (2007)
Regina Medal (1994)
Emily van Beek (Folio Jr./Folio Literary Management)

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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



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Loved this one... a fantastic finale to the stories.
decaturmamaof2 | 154 outras críticas | Nov 22, 2023 |
Really good - immediately heading to the next one as these are quick reads.
decaturmamaof2 | 288 outras críticas | Nov 22, 2023 |
I raced through this one, as I was eager to find out what happened with Matty and Kira. I'm not sure I liked the ending, it felt a bit rushed, but liked the book overall.
decaturmamaof2 | 195 outras críticas | Nov 22, 2023 |
I don't know how I made it until today before reading this book. It's on my 6th grader's summer reading list so I thought I'd read it too. OMGGGGGGGGG. I plowed through it in one afternoon. It's so good. I love how Lowry has the full importof what's happening just sneak up on you quietly. My girl is gonna BAWL reading this book, but the message is really important. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
decaturmamaof2 | 1,558 outras críticas | Nov 22, 2023 |


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