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Lois Lowry


Children’s writer who won Newberry Honours for Quantity the Stars as well as the Giver. Known for tackling controversial topics in her books for kids, she also received the exclusive Hans Christian Anderson and Margaret Edwards honours. She started her university education at Dark brown University and later on received a qualification in English from your University or college of Southern Maine. She was interested in photography and worked well as a specialist photographer and a writer. She actually is the author of the trilogy in regards to a dystopian culture where folks are colorblind and emotions are recinded. She was created in Hawaii to Katherine Gordon and Robert Hammersberg. Tragically, her old sister passed away of malignancy at age only twenty-eight, a meeting that deeply affected Lowry’s first publication, A Summer time To Die. Lois and Donald Lowry wedded in 1956 and finally became parents to two daughters and two sons. She actually is a lady American writer like Emily Dickinson.

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Full Name Lois Lowry
Date Of Birth March 20, 1937
Place Of Birth Honolulu, HI
Profession Children's Author
Education University of Southern Maine, Curtis High School, Brown University
Nationality American
Spouse Donald Grey Lowry
Children Kristin Lowry, Alix Lowry, Grey Lowry, Benjamin Lowry
Parents Robert Hammersberg, Katharine Hammersberg
Siblings Helen Hammersberg, Jon Hammersberg
Awards John Newbery Medal, Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, Regina Medal, Golden Kite Award for Fiction, Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature, National Jewish Book Award for Children's Literature
Nominations Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, Teen Choice Award for Choice Book, Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, Jane Addams Children's Book Award, National Book Award for Children’s Books (Fiction, Paperback)
Movies The Giver
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1 She splits her time between homes in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Maine. [May 2008]
2 She lost her son, Grey, (an F-15 pilot) in the United States Air Force, in a plane crash in Germany.
3 She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii but she was raised in New York City, New York; Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Tokyo, Japan; and Washington D.C.
4 She attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode, Island as a undergraduate student and earned her graduate degree from the University of Southern Maine.
5 During her marriage, she lived in California, Connecticut (her daughter was born there), Florida (a son was born there), South Carolina; Cambridge, Massachuetts; and Maine.
6 She has three grandsons including one named,Rhys, and a granddaughter.
7 She was the middle child of an United States Army Dentist with an older sister, Helen, and younger brother, Jon.
8 Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 131, pages 266-273. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
9 Popular novelist who has won the Newbery Award twice, for 'Number the Stars' (1989) and 'The Giver' (1993).



The Giver 2014 book
Taking Care of Terrific 1987 TV Movie book



Made in Hollywood 2014 TV Series Herself

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2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Other: Book

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