Autumn Street

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Random House Children's Books, 1986 - Juvenile Fiction - 188 pages
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Elizabeth is forced to grow up when her father goes to fight in World War II. Her family moves in with her grandfather, and a special friend is struck by tragedy.

"Lowry hones her writing to a high polish through which vivid settings and textured characters gleam in high relief."-- "Booklist, starred review."

An ALA Notable Children's Book.

 

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

When reading this lovely, poignant tale, I was reminded of why Lois Lowry is one of my favorite authors. She writes with such magical images, and tugs at the heart without punching feelings. She is a ... Read full review

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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

Found discarded in a "free books" bin, this was sweet serendipity, as it's by far the best book I've read this year. Lowry made me fall in love with Elizabeth immediately. I adored her innocence and ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
2
Section 2
5
Section 3
7
Section 4
32
Section 5
33
Section 6
39
Section 7
47
Section 8
50
Section 13
87
Section 14
99
Section 15
106
Section 16
107
Section 17
108
Section 18
123
Section 19
140
Section 20
148

Section 9
62
Section 10
64
Section 11
66
Section 12
80
Section 21
160
Section 22
162
Section 23
165
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About the author (1986)

Lois Lowry (nee Lois Ann Hammersberg) was born on March 20, 1937, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was educated at both Brown University and the University of Southern Maine. Before becoming an author, she worked as a photographer and a freelance journalist. Her first book, A Summer to Die, was published in 1977. Since then she has written over 30 books for young adults including Gathering Blue, Messenger, the Anastasia Krupnik series, and Son. She has received numerous awards including: The New York Times Best Seller,the International Reading Association's Children's Literature Award, the American Library Association Notable Book Award Citation and two Newberry Medals for Number the Stars in 1990, and The Giver in 1993. She was also awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters by Brown University in 2014. The Giver is part of a Quartet of books; it is the first book, followed by Gathering Blue, messenger and Son. The Giver has been met with a diversity of reactions from schools in America, some of which have adopted it as a part of the mandatory curriculum, while others have prohibited the book's inclusion in classroom studies. It was also made into a feature film of the same name released in 2014. Lois Lowry also made the Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2016 finalists in the author category.

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