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On the horizon / Lois Lowry ; illustrated by Kenard Pak.

Lowry, Lois, (author.). Pak, Kenard, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library J 940.5425 LOW (Text) 33500013287297 New Available -
Hawley Public Library J 940.5425 LOW (Text) 33500013287305 New Available -
Hallock Public Library j 940.5425 LOW (Text) 35500006304255 New Available -
Red Lake Falls Public Library j 940.5425 LOW (Text) 35500006304206 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780358129400
  • ISBN: 0358129400
  • Physical Description: 75 pages : illustrations 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"World War II reflections"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 75).
Summary, etc.:
"From two-time Newbery medalist and living legend Lois Lowry comes a moving account of the lives lost in two of WWII's most infamous events: Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. With evocative black-and-white illustrations by SCBWI Golden Kite Award winner Kenard Pak"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages: 10-12.
Grades: 4-6.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    *Starred Review* Two events in WWII's Pacific theater lead to congruence and awareness in poems composed by Newbery Medal–winning Lowry, which explore Pearl Harbor—specifically the sinking of the battleship Arizona—and the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. What makes the poems special and so relatable for young audiences is how they overlap with Lowry's childhood experiences. As a toddler on Oahu, Hawaii, she played in the sand as the Arizona floated in the background. As a girl living in postwar Japan, she crossed paths with a boy who had witnessed the strike on Hiroshima. These moments, specific to Lowry and the boy—who became children's author Allen Say—bookend other vivid moments defining the lives of those involved in either tragedy. The story of Captain Kidd and other sailors aboard the battleship is the focus of the first series of poems, mirroring the second section, which covers a Japanese boy and his bicycle, as well as Sadako and her origami cranes. Part three brings Lowry to postwar moments and to the present, when she visits memorials for the Arizona and Hiroshima. Pak's illustrations likewise focus on simple moments, items, and portraits. The effect is deeply felt and emotive, not about sides but about people, and it's sure to lead readers to think deeply on these dual tragedies of war. A must for all collections. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Any new project from two-time Newbery Medal–winner Lowry is big news, and this turn to poetry—supported by an author tour—is sure to intrigue. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    *Starred Review* Two events in WWII's Pacific theater lead to congruence and awareness in poems composed by Newbery Medal–winning Lowry, which explore Pearl Harbor—specifically the sinking of the battleship Arizona—and the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. What makes the poems special and so relatable for young audiences is how they overlap with Lowry's childhood experiences. As a toddler on Oahu, Hawaii, she played in the sand as the Arizona floated in the background. As a girl living in postwar Japan, she crossed paths with a boy who had witnessed the strike on Hiroshima. These moments, specific to Lowry and the boy—who became children's author Allen Say—bookend other vivid moments defining the lives of those involved in either tragedy. The story of Captain Kidd and other sailors aboard the battleship is the focus of the first series of poems, mirroring the second section, which covers a Japanese boy and his bicycle, as well as Sadako and her origami cranes. Part three brings Lowry to postwar moments and to the present, when she visits memorials for the Arizona and Hiroshima. Pak's illustrations likewise focus on simple moments, items, and portraits. The effect is deeply felt and emotive, not about sides but about people, and it's sure to lead readers to think deeply on these dual tragedies of war. A must for all collections. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Any new project from two-time Newbery Medal–winner Lowry is big news, and this turn to poetry—supported by an author tour—is sure to intrigue. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Lois Lowry is the author of more than forty books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestselling Giver Quartet and popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver. Ms. Lowry lives in Maine. Visit her at www.loislowry.com and on Twitter @LoisLowryWriter
Ken Pak is the illustrator of many picture books including Cat Wishes and Flowers Are Calling. After studying at Syracuse University and California Institute of the Arts, he worked at Dreamworks Animation and Walt Disney Feature Animation. Visit him at pandagun.com and on Twitter and Instagram @kenardpak.

Subject: Lowry, Lois > Childhood and youth > Juvenile poetry.
World War, 1939-1945 > Casualties > Juvenile poetry.
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 > Juvenile poetry.
World War, 1939-1945 > Hawaii > Juvenile poetry.
World War, 1939-1945 > Japan > Hiroshima-shi > Juvenile poetry.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives, American > Juvenile poetry.
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) > History > Bombardment, 1945 > Juvenile poetry.
Lowry, Lois > Childhood and youth.
World War, 1939-1945 > Casualties.
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941.
World War, 1939-1945 > Hawaii.
World War, 1939-1945 > Japan > Hiroshima-shi.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives, American.
HISTORY / World.
Lowry, Lois.
Battle casualties.
Hawaii.
Japan > Hiroshima-shi.
Lowry, Lois.
World War, 1939-1945 > Casualties.
Pearl Harbor (Oahu, Hawaii), Attack on, 1941.
World War, 1939-1945 > Hawaii.
World War, 1939-1945 > Japan > Hiroshima-shi .
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives.
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) > History.
Genre: History.
Juvenile works.
Personal narratives > American.
Poetry.
Personal narratives.

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