by Lois Lowry Overall: 4 out of 5 stars I am a big Lois Lowry fan and always pleased to dive into a previously unknown (to me) book by her. I know there are a few lesser-known works (ones that are among her favorites, as it happens) and I confess I’m sort of saving […]
by P. Craig Russell, adapted from the book by Lois Lowry Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars I’m a bit reluctant to say too much because I’m don’t want to give anything away. This version stays extremely close to the original, which I have read probably about ten times. Since the book is narration heavy, […]
by Lois Lowry Overall: 4 out of 5 stars In the interest of full disclosure, I will mention up front that I am a huge Lois Lowry fan, and The Giver is in my Top 3 All-Time Favorite Books. So she had me from page 1. I eagerly awaited Son’s completion, publication, and arrival into […]
by Lois Lowry Overall: 5 out of 5 stars Category: Newbery Personal Evaluation: This is one of my all-time favorite books. Every time I re-read it, I see something new. The first time I read it there was the shock of the plot and the ending, and now I enjoy watching the ending unfurl. What […]
Last Tuesday, I went to see this film and hear the panel (Lois Lowry, Jerry Pinkney, Leslea Newman, Padma Venkatraman, Roger Sutton and the filmmakers) speak. It was incredibly inspiring and I was sad to have to leave early! Hopefully this film will soon be available to the general public.
Crow Call By Lois Lowry Stars: 4.5 out of 5 One of my favorite new pastimes is to go to the bookstore with my friend and coworker (who also happens to be a children’s librarian) and park ourselves in the children’s section. This past visit we spent passing picture books back and forth; sometimes we […]