Lois Lowry was born in Hawaii and grew up in New York, Pennsylvania, and Japan. She has received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, visit her website at www.loislowry.com.
The whole work is seamless, compelling, and memorable--impossible to put down; difficult to forget. -- The Horn BookLike Annemarie, the reader is protected from the full implications of events--but will be caught up in the suspense and menace of several encounters with soldiers and in Annemarie's courageous run as a courier on the night of the escape. -- Kirkus ReviewsReaders are taken to the very heart of Annemarie's experience, and, through her eyes, come to understand the true meaning of bravery. -- School Library Journal