Looking Back: A Book of Memories

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By Lois Lowry
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Looking Back: A Book of Memories
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I would like to introduce you to this book. It has no plot. It is about moments, memories, fragments, falsehoods, and fantasies. It is about things that happened, which caused other things to happen, so that eventually stories emerged. Children as well as adults often ask Lois Lowry where the ideas for her stories came from. In this fascinating, moving autobiography, the Newbery Medalist answers this and many other questions. Her writing often transports readers into her own world. She explores her rich history through family pictures, memories, and recollections of childhood friends. She details pivotal moments that affected her life, inspired her writing, and that magically evolved into rich and wonderful stories that one is reluctant to put down. Lowry fans, and anyone interested in the writing process, will tremendously enjoy this poignant trip through a remarkable writers past.

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14053 words14,053 words
181 pages181 pages
Lexile 900LLexile 900L
Grade 6 to 8Grade 6 to 8
Age 11-13Age 11-13
Published 1998Published 1998

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Book ISBN:

039589543X

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