Review "The Giver, a powerful and provocative novel, is sure to keep older children reading and thinking." New York Times “Lowry is once again in top form – raising many questions while answering few, and unwinding a tale fit for the most adventurous readers." Publishers Weekly About the Author 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.