Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry
Whether she’s writing comedy, adventure, or poignant, powerful drama—from Attaboy, Sam! and Anastasia Krupnik to Number the Stars and The GiverLois 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 more than 20 books for young adults and is a two-time Newbery Medal winner. 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. She 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. Lowry didn’t start writing professionally until she was in her mid-30s. Now she spends time writing every single day. Before she begins 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.
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Author: Lois Lowry | Narrator: Jorjeana Marie
Release Date: February 16, 2021
Now a Netflix animated film starring Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski, Séan Cullen, and Ricky Gervais!It's been 30 years and with rising temperatures melting icy mountain tops the previously fro...
Author: Lois Lowry | Narrator: Lois Lowry
Release Date: April 07, 2020
From two-time Newbery medalist and living legend Lois Lowry comes a moving account of the lives lost in two of WWII’s most infamous events: Pearl Harbor and HiroshimaLois Lowry looks back at history through a personal lens as she draws from her...
Author: Lois Lowry | Narrator: Bernadette Dunne
Release Date: October 02, 2012
“They called her Water Claire.” When the young girl washed up on their shore, no one knew she had been a Vessel. That she had carried a Product. That it had been carved from her belly. Stolen. Claire had had a son. She was supposed t...
Author: Lois Lowry | Narrator: Bernadette Dunne
Release Date: April 12, 2011
A church mouse is no ordinary mouse, and Hildegarde—the Mouse Mistress of Saint Bartholemew’s—is no ordinary mouse leader. It falls to her to keep all the church mice safe and out of sight.But when a few parishioners report mouse si...
Author: Lois Lowry | Narrator: Elissa Steele
Release Date: November 09, 2010
Bored, bored, bored. It’s all Princess Patricia Priscilla can think as her sixteenth birthday approaches. It’s less than a week before the Birthday Ball, where she will choose her husband from a group of unappealing suitors.Boring.But thi...
Author: Lois Lowry | Narrator: Lee Adams
Release Date: March 24, 2009
Two-time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry introduces a new girl in class who loves being the center of attention and tells the most entertaining “absolutely true” stories. There’s never been anyone like Gooney Bird Greene at Watertower E...
Author: Lois Lowry | Narrator: Lee Adams
Release Date: March 24, 2009
Gooney Bird Greene likes to be right smack in the middle of everything. That's why she wants to have the lead role of Squanto in her class Thanksgiving pageant. But that role will go to whoever finds someone to be the room mother. All the parents are...
Author: Lois Lowry | Narrator: Lee Adams
Release Date: March 24, 2009
Gooney Bird Greene has a fabulous idea after her teacher reads fables to the class. The children learn that fables are stories with animal characters that teach something important. Gooney’s fabulous idea is that each student create their own f...
Author: Lois Lowry | Narrator: Lee Adams
Release Date: March 24, 2009
Gooney Bird Is So AbsurdOn the day that Gooney Bird wears her special brain-warming hat to school, Mrs. Pidgeon is teaching her class about poetry. But just when things are going well, the kids get some terrible news. And Gooney Bird will need all th...
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Author: Lois Lowry | Narrator: Katherine Borowitz
Release Date: July 01, 2008
Lois Lowry’s Gathering Blue continues the quartet beginning with the quintessential dystopian novel, The Giver, followed by Messenger and Son.Kira, an orphan with a twisted leg, lives in a world where the weak are cast aside. She fears for her ...
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Author: Lois Lowry | Narrator: Arte Johnson
Release Date: April 08, 2008
Soon to be a Netflix animated film starring Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski, Séan Cullen, and Ricky Gervais!Convinced they'd be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sn...
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Author: Lois Lowry | Narrator: Anne Twomey
Release Date: May 23, 2006
From the two-time Newbery Award winning author of Number the Stars and The Giver, comes a novel about how even the smallest of dreams can break through the darkest of nights.   Littlest One is a tiny creature slowly learning her job of giving d...
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