New film tie-in edition of this classic award-winning novel that inspired the dystopian genre, and will see a major film adaptation in 2014, starring Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift. Ages: 11+.
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.