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Looking Back: A Book of Memories by Lois…

Looking Back: A Book of Memories

by Lois Lowry

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An interesting approach to biography writing. Lowry chooses to illuminate snapshot moments of her life in a way that also illustrates to her fans where she gets her book ideas. Each passage is no more than two pages and is illustrated by black and white family photos. Touching.
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Looking Back is a book from Lois Lowry's life events told form her own point of view. I loved her book The Giver and especially loved this book. She included personal books and personal stories from her childhood, motherhood, and being a grandmother. She included quotes from her books and it was very enjoyable. ( )
  SadieCooney | Feb 21, 2015 |
I loved how casually Lowry wrote this, it wasn't some boring page by page biography one might find on Wikipedia. When you read it, it felt like she was speaking it. I would have to agree that higher-grade level students should read this, but if one was doing an author study on Lois Lowry I think this book would be fine to share as a group. ( )
  bereneezypie | Mar 22, 2013 |
This is an award-winning memoir. It is beautifully written and the stories she shares are timeless. The photographs are incredible! It is truly exceptional! ( )
  alexcirasuolo | Oct 6, 2012 |
Appropriate grade level for this book would be 4th grade to7th grade. This book hasn't received any awards. This book is about Lois Lowry and where she gets all of her ideas from. Lowry answers questions through recollections of childhood friends, pictures and memories that explore her rich family history. She recounts the pivital moments that inspired her writing, describing how they magically turned into fiction along the complicated road of life. Uses in the classroom for this book would be to have the students create their own book of memories and create a timeline for each thing that they can recall.
  CLDoyle | Nov 28, 2011 |
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People are constantly asking two-time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry where she gets her ideas. In this fascinating memoir, Lowry answers this question, through recollections of childhood friends and pictures and memories that explore her rich family history. She recounts the pivotal moments that inspired her writing, describing how they magically turned into fiction along the complicated passageway called life. Lowry fans, as well as anyone interested in understanding the process of writing fiction, will benefit from this poignant trip through the past and the present of a remarkable writer.

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Using family photographs and quotes from her books, the author provides glimpses into her life.

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