She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader's Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, “Number the Stars” and “The Giver”. Her first novel, “A Summer to Die” received the International Reading Association's Children's Book Award. Several books have been adapted to film and stage, and “The Giver” has even become an opera.
Newbery Medal - winning Giver Quartet series: “The Giver,” “Gathering Blue,” “Messenger,” and “Son.”
Lois Lowry is the author of more than forty books for young adults (YA), including the popular “Anastasia Krupnik” series.
Lois Lowry was born in Hawaii and grew up in New York, Pennsylvania, and Japan. After studying at Brown University, she married, started a family, and turned her attention to writing. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Maine and Florida.