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Lasting Legacy: Lois Lowry on Audio

Lois Lowry has written more than 20 books for young adults and is a two-time Newbery Medal winner. Whether she’s writing comedy, adventure, or poignant, powerful drama, Lois Lowry’s appeal is as broad as her subject matter and as deep as her desire to affect eager generations of readers. In celebration of the publication of her latest audiobook, On the Horizon, we’ve gathered her titles into one place for you to enjoy.

Author: Lois Lowry
Read By: Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry looks back at history through a personal lens as she draws from her own memories as a child in Hawaii and Japan in this stunning work in verse for young listeners. On the Horizon tells the story of people whose lives were lost or forever altered by the twin tragedies of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima, emphasizing empathy and understanding in search of commonality and friendship.

Author: Lois Lowry
Read By: Ron Rifkin

December is the time of the annual Ceremony at which each twelve-year-old receives a life assignment determined by the Elders. Jonas has been chosen for something special. When his selection leads him to an unnamed man-the man called only the Giver-he begins to sense the dark secrets that underlie the fragile perfection of his world. An ALSC Notable Recording.

Gathering Blue

Kira, an orphan with a twisted leg, lives in a world where the weak are cast aside. She fears for her future until she is spared by the all-powerful Council of Guardians because she is a gifted weaver. Kira soon realizes she is surrounded by many mysteries and secrets. No one must know of her plans to uncover the truth about her world and see what places exist beyond.

Messenger
Author: Lois Lowry
Read By: David Morse

The third story in The Giver Quartet. Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man known for his special sight. Village once welcomed newcomers, but no longer. Matty has been invaluable as a messenger. Now he must risk everything to make one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon, a power he unexpectedly discovers within himself.

When the young girl washed up on their shore, no one knew she had been a Vessel. Claire had had a son. When he was taken from their community, she knew she had to follow. And so her journey began. But here in this wind-battered village Claire is welcomed as one of their own, but even so, she’ll stop at nothing to find her son.

“Claire’s story stands on its own, but as the final volume in this iconic quartet, it holistically reunites characters, reprises provocative socio-political themes, and offers a transcending message of tolerance and hope.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Author: Lois Lowry
Read By: Lee Adams

Listeners will join Gooney Bird at Watertower Elementary School as she tells stories, solves mysteries, and schemes, in this humorous four story collection.

Author: Lois Lowry
Read By: Arte Johnson

Convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family. Soon to be a Netflix animated film!

Gossamer
Author: Lois Lowry
Read By: Anne Twomey

Littlest One is a tiny creature slowly learning her job of giving dreams to humans. Each night she visits an old woman’s home where she softly touches objects, and then pieces these bits together in the form of pleasant dreams. But the dreaded Sinisteeds who plague their victims with nightmares, are always at work against the dreamgivers. Can Littlest One and her touch protect from the nightmares of a dark past?

Author: Lois Lowry
Read By: Blair Brown

Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen’s lives in 1943 Copenhagen are filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are “relocated,” Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen’s life.

Author: Lois Lowry
Read By: Karen Allen

Precocious Katy Thatcher always knew she wanted to be a doctor like her father. She’s intrigued by Jacob, a gentle boy who has a special sensitivity toward animals. While Jacob never speaks to or looks at Katy, they develop an unusual friendship and understanding. And only Katy comes to realize what the boy did for his family. He meant to help, not harm. It didn’t turn out that way.