Lois Lowry's work has won numerous awards and honors, including two Newbery Medals--the first for Number the Stars, and the second for The Giver. She is the author of The Willoughbys and the Anastasia Krupnik series among many other books. To learn more, visit her website at www.loislowry.com.
Lowry returns to the metaphorical future world of her Newbery-winning The Giver. . . . Plenty of material for thought and discussion here, plus a touch of magic and a tantalizing hint about the previous book's famously ambiguous ending. (6/15/00) Kirkus Reviews with Pointers
Lowry is a master at creating worlds, both real and imagined, and this incarnation of our civilization some time in the future is one of her strongest creations. --Booklist, starred review (6/1/00) Booklist, ALA, Starred Review