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Transcript of Lois Lowry
In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.
Release Date: 15 August 2014
Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes
Directors: Phillip Noyce
Writer: Lois Lowry, Michael Mitnick
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Realization she wanted to become an author
Summary/ interveiw of the "Giver."
Time For Kids
interview on The Willoughby's
The Mother of Jonas
“I’ve always felt that I was fortunate to have been born the middle child of three. I was a solitary child who lived in the world of books and my own vivid imagination.
Because my father was a career military officer - an Army dentist - I lived all over the world.
1. I was born in Hawaii,
2. Moved to New York, where I began school.
3. The war began, [My father] had to go overseas, [so my] Mother took us back to the town of Carlisle, Pennsylvania where she had grown up.
4. During the summer following sixth grade we moved to Tokyo, where I went through seventh and eighth grades.
5. I graduated from high school in New York City.
6. I went to college, Brown University in Rhode Island.
I married young. I had just turned nineteen, when I married a Naval officer and continued the odyssey that military life requires.
2. Connecticut (a daughter born there).
3. Florida (a son).
4. South Carolina.
5. Cambridge, Massachusetts
6. Maine [daughter and son born].
When my husband left the service and entered Harvard Law School (another daughter; another son) and then to Maine - by now with four children under the age of five in tow.
I returned to college at the University of Southern Maine, got my degree, went to graduate school, and finally began to write professionally, the thing I had dreamed of doing since those childhood years when I had endlessly scribbled stories and poems in notebooks.
After my marriage ended in 1977, when I was forty, I met Martin and we spent thirty happy years together, traveling the world… Sadly, Martin died in the spring of 2011.
Today I am in Cambridge, Massachusetts, living alone and writing in a house dominated by a very shaggy Tibetan Terrier named Alfie and a funny little cat named Lulu. But a very happy part of my time is spent as well in Maine, in a 1768 farmhouse surrounded by meadows and flower gardens, and often with visiting grandchildren.
My books have varied in content and style. Yet it seems that all of them deal, essentially, with the same general theme: the importance of human connections… [and] the role that we humans play in the lives of our fellow beings” (Lowry, 2012).