Lois Lowry I turn to books for a feeling of companionship: for somebody knowing what I have known. -lOIS LOWRY


Early life: Born Lois Ann Hammersberg on March 20, 1937, in Honolulu, Hawaii, was a shy and introverted child, Lowry loved to read. She was around 8 or 9 years old when she decided she wanted to be a writer. Her father was a dentist and Army officer, which led to her to live in several different places growing up. Lowry spent some of her school years in Japan, but she ended up graduating from a New York City high school. She then spent two years at Brown University before dropping out to get married.

Interests and Hobbies

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.

See some of her photography here

Award Winning Novels

The Giver Series


Her genres range from contemporary fiction to historical fiction to fantasy to autobiographical

Connections to Curriculum

Number the stars: This book can easily connect to social studies classes. The book discusses WWII and the holocaust and the effects it had on people at that time.

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