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)

Whether she's writing comedy, adventure, or poignant, powerful drama--from Attaboy, Sam! and Anastasia Krupnik to Number the Stars and The Giver--Lois Lowry's appeal is as broad as her subject matter and as deep as her desire to affect an eager generation of readers. An author who is "fast becoming the Beverly Cleary for the upper middle grades" (The Horn Book Magazine), Lois Lowry has written more than 20 books for young adults and is a two-time Newbery Medal winner.Lowry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and attended junior high school in Tokyo, Japan. Her father was a dentist for the U.S. Army and his job entailed a lot of traveling. She still likes to travel.At the age of 17, Lowry attended Brown University and majored in writing. She left school at 19, got married, and had four children before her 25th birthday. After some time, she returned to college and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maine.Lowry didn't start writing professionally until she was in her mid-30s. Now she spends time writing every single day. Before she begins a book, she usually knows the beginning and end of her story. When she's not writing, Lowry enjoys gardening during the spring and summer and knitting during the winter. One of her other hobbies is photography, and her own photos grace the covers of Number the Stars, The Giver, and Gathering Blue. Lois Lowry has four children and two grandchildren. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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