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Looking Back: A Book of Memories

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The striking autobiography of Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry is about "moments, memories, fragments, falsehoods, and fantasies". She details pivotal times that affected her life, inspired her writing, and that magically evolved into rich and wonderful stories that one is reluctant to put down. Photos.

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"I would like to introduce you to this book. It has no plot. It is about moments, memories, fragments, falsehoods, and fantasies. It is about things that happened, which caused other things to happen, so that eventually stories emerged." Children as well as adults often ask Lois Lowry where the ideas for her stories came from. In this fascinating, moving autobiography, the Newbery Medalist answers this and many other questions. Her writing often transports readers into her own world. She explores her rich history through family pictures, memories, and recollections of childhood friends. She details pivotal moments that affected her life, inspired her writing, and that magically evolved into rich and wonderful stories that one is reluctant to put down. Lowry fans, and anyone interested in the writing process, will tremendously enjoy this poignant trip through a remarkable writer's past.

About the Author

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 several years at Brown University, she turned to her family and to writing. She is the author of more than thirty 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 Yo

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395895436
Author:
Lowry, Lois
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Author:
Lowry, Lois
Location:
Boston, Mass. :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Literary
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Women -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
Women authors, American
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
October 1998
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 7.5 x 0.7 in 1.48 lb
Age Level:
9

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"I would like to introduce you to this book. It has no plot. It is about moments, memories, fragments, falsehoods, and fantasies. It is about things that happened, which caused other things to happen, so that eventually stories emerged." Children as well as adults often ask Lois Lowry where the ideas for her stories came from. In this fascinating, moving autobiography, the Newbery Medalist answers this and many other questions. Her writing often transports readers into her own world. She explores her rich history through family pictures, memories, and recollections of childhood friends. She details pivotal moments that affected her life, inspired her writing, and that magically evolved into rich and wonderful stories that one is reluctant to put down. Lowry fans, and anyone interested in the writing process, will tremendously enjoy this poignant trip through a remarkable writer's past.
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