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  - Cindy Lakatos - Goodreads

I liked this book but it was really sad at the end. All of the sweet, precious things about the story felt negated as a result of the end. I enjoyed the story and how it showed how children are truly ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

After the charm and wit of the Anastasia books, I recall being rather unprepared for the more serious tone of this one. War, death, serious sibling rivalry, all pop up in this little book. Definitely ... Read full review

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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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