Lois Lowry, 1st Edition

  • Joel Chaston
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  • ISBN-10: 0805740341
  • ISBN-13: 9780805740349
  • DDC: 813
  • Shipping Weight: .70 lbs ( .32 kgs)
  • 176 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 1997 | Published



The first comprehensive critical study of Lois Lowry’s work. In the first chapter, the author looks at Lowry’s career as a whole, from her early work as a photographer and freelance writer for publications such as the New York Times and Down East, through her discovery by a children’s editor at Houghton Mifflin and her distinguished career writing for children and young adults. Provides a careful reading and aesthetic critique of the themes, style, and structure of Lowry’s books, exploring connections between them and earlier works of children’s literature. Includes careful analysis of all of Lowry’s major works, including chapters devoted to Lowry’s early children’s books, her popular Anastasia series, her other humorous fiction, and her award-winning novels. The final chapter assesses Lowry’s achievements as a writer and her impact on contemporary children’s fiction.