Lois Lowry, author of over twenty novels and twice winner of the Newbery Medal (for The Giver and Number the Stars), was born on 20 March 1937 in Hawaii. Her father was an Army dentist and the family lived all over the world. Now divorced, she lives in West Cambridge with her dog, Bandit, and spends weekends in her nineteenth-century farmhouse in New Hampshire.
"A moving and important novel." John Boyne, bestselling author of 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'
"...a decent, brave and likeable heroine who is caught by accident in harsh political affairs. NUMBER THE STARS is a simple, but effective tale.' - Times Educational Supplement