We have to say, she seems like a pretty awesome lady. Excuse us while we go read every book she's ever written.
What inspires our author? "Dreams and daydreams, fantasies, memories, and imagination." Oh, and books. Read on for more fun tidbits.
Here you'll find a bunch of different versions of the story of Little Red Riding-Hood. We still like Annemarie's the best.
Want to know more about what was going on in Denmark during Annemarie's life? The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website is on the job.
Hmmm. We're not sure we buy it, but fingers crossed.
Want to read more about our author and her writing process? Here you'll find some pretty revealing thoughts on her other super-famous young adult book, The Giver.
Decades after its publication, Number the Stars is still helping inspire young people everywhere. Check out this article that talks about one classroom's experience learning about the Holocaust.
Jump from this page to the Reading Rockets interview with Lowry, available at no cost at iTunes. Thank you Steve Jobs for giving us a VIP pass to our author's brain! (Scroll down to #7 to find Lowry's interview.)
Listen to Sean Astin talk about his plans to make a movie version of Number the Stars. So far, no dice. But we're holding onto this video as proof!
Listen as our lovely author talks about writing for kids.
Since there's still no movie, how about an audiobook?
Remember the story of the king riding freely through Copenhagen? Well here he is, doing just that.
Check out this book cover from 2001—why do you think the Star of David necklace made it on there?