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Find A Stranger Say Goodbye

Author : Lois Lowry
ISBN : 0547345984
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Award-winning and best-selling author Lois Lowry explores issues surrounding adoption in this poignant novel. Natalie Armstrong has everything: she’s smart and beautiful, has the perfect boyfriend, early acceptance to college, and a loving family. But the summer she turns seventeen, she finally decides to ask some unanswered questions: Who are her biological parents and why did they give her up when she was born? These questions take her on a journey from the deep woods of Maine to the streets of New York City, from the pages of old phone books and a tattered yearbook photo to the realization that she might actually meet her biological mother face-to-face.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Lois Lowry

Author : Susanna Daniel
ISBN : 0823937755
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the life, publications, and writing habits of Lois Lowry, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1993 for her children's books.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Baby Sitters Club 33 Claudia And The Great Search

Author : Ann M. Martin
ISBN : 9780545633123
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Claudia, who has always been very different from her sister, comes to the conclusion that she must be adopted.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Fictions Of Adolescent Carnality

Author : Lydia Kokkola
ISBN : 9789027272041
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Fictions of Adolescent Carnality considers one of the most controversial topics related to adolescents: their experience of desire. In fiction for adolescents, carnal desire is variously presented as a source of angst, an overwhelming experience over which one has no control, bestial, disgusting and, just occasionally, a source of pleasure. The on-set of desire, within the Anglophone tradition, has been closely associated with the loss of innocence and the end of childhood. Drawing on a corpus of 200 narratives of adolescent desire, Kokkola examines the connections between sociological accounts of teenagers’ sexual behaviour, adult fears for and about their off-spring and fictional representations of adolescents exploring their sexuality. Taking up topics such as adolescent pregnancy and parenthood, queer sexualities, animal-human connections and sexual abuse, Kokkola provides wide-ranging insights into how Anglophone literature responds to adolescents’ carnal desires, and contributes to on-going debates on the construction of adolescence and the ideology of innocence.
Category: Literary Criticism

The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors

Author : Bernard Alger Drew
ISBN : 1563086158
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Offers brief biographies, annotated listings of each author's works, and suggestions for additional reading
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Looking Back

Author : Lois Lowry
ISBN : 9780547529363
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In this fascinating, moving autobiography, Lois Lowry explores her rich history through personal photographs, memories, and recollections of her childhood. Lowry’s writing often transports readers into other worlds. Now, we have the rare opportunity to travel into a real world that is her own—her life. This new edition features a refreshed design, an introduction by New York Times best-selling author Alice Hoffman, and original material from Lois as she shares memories from the past twenty years of her life, including the making of the film, The Giver. Readers will find inspiration and insight in this poignant trip through a legendary writer’s past.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Anastasia Absolutely

Author : Lois Lowry
ISBN : 0547345550
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Irrepressible Anastasia is in junior high now and participating in the "Values" curriculum through which students learn to make moral decisions. Early one morning she hits the Cambridge streets with her pooper-scooper to walk her new dog. In her half-awake groggy state Anastasia mixes up the two plastic bags she's carrying: one containing letters to be deposited in the mailbox for her mother and the other with her responsible morning gatherings. She's too embarrassed to call the post office to confess and she begins to feel more and more guilty and scared as she notices some intense local police activity in the vicinity of the mailbox. What will Anastasia do?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Cliffsnotes On Lowry S The Giver

Author : Suzanne Pavlos
ISBN : 9780544184176
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on The Giver explores a world in which disease, hunger, poverty, war, and lasting pain simply don’t exist. The members of this utopia have given up all human emotions and memories to live in a state of Sameness. Following the story of a 12-year-old boy who recognizes the hypocrisy of his community’s “social order” – and who crafts a way to free everyone from the bane of Sameness, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each chapter within the novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Personal background on the author, Lois Lowry Introduction to and synopsis of the book Character descriptions Critical essays on the author’s themes, style, language, and more Review section that features interactive questions and suggested essay topics Selected bibliography and list of critical works Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Giver

Author : Scholastic, Inc. Staff
ISBN : 0590373587
Genre : Education
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Includes an author biography, chapter summaries, vocabulary builders, reproducibles, discussion questions, and cross-curricular activities for students of all learning styles for Lowry's novel, "The Giver"
Category: Education

Lois Lowry

Author : John Bankston
ISBN : 9781438120386
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Lois Lowrys first book, "A Summer to Die," was published in 1977, when Lowry was a newly divorced, 40-year-old single mother. Lowry went on to publish works such as "Anastasia Krupnik" and "All About Sam." Her thought-provoking books "The Giver" and "Number the Stars" both won Newbery Medals. "Lois Lowry" tells the story of an author who endured hardship and even tragedy to become one of the best-loved authors for young people.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction