(star) "A compelling and inspirational portrait of the author emerges from these vivid snapshots of life's joyful, sad and surprising moments."--Publishers Weekly, starred review In this moving autobiography, Lois Lowry explores her rich history through personal photographs, memories, and recollections of childhood friends. Lowry’s writing often transports readers into other worlds. Now, we have the opportunity to travel into the real world that is her life. This edition features a refreshed design, an introduction by bestselling author Alice Hoffman, and material from Lois from the past twenty years, including the making of The Giver movie.
About the Author
Lois Lowry is the author of more than forty books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestselling Giver Quartet and 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 Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver.
* "Though more is not always better, it is here, making this volume even better than the original—fuller and wiser in its Giver-like understanding of the role of memory and of literature in our lives... Timeless and wise." —Kirkus, STARRED review "Throughout, Lowry’s winning combination of personal anecdotes—from laugh-out-loud incidents to family tragedies—with beautifully selected photographs and apt quotes from the author’s body of work makes this one to be remembered." —Horn Book Magazine —