On the Horizon

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Clarion Books
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5.7 X 8.5 X 0.3 inches | 0.25 pounds

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About the Author
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.

"Anchored by her musings, Lowry's plaintive, compassionate memoir honors the legacy of those lost in the attack that precipitated the United States' entry into World War II." -- New York Times Book Review

"A slim volume that's packed with emotion." -- Wall Street Journal

"Lois Lowry has had an impressive career. She's written more than 40 books and won the Newbery Medal twice, but she's never written a story in verse until now." -- NPR Weekend Edition

"[On the Horizon is] deeply felt and emotive, not about sides but about people, sure to lead readers to think deeply on these dual tragedies of war. A must for all collections." -- Booklist (starred review)

"All the personal stories--of sailors, civilians, and Lowry herself--are grounding. Pak's graphite illustrations are like still shots of history, adding to the emotion and somber feeling. A beautiful, powerful reflection on a tragic history." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"With vignettes about those who lost their lives--from sailors aboard the USS Arizona to civilians in Hiroshima--Lowry asks young readers to empathize with people on all sides of the conflict. Lowry's message is simple: We all benefit from a more peaceful world." -- Time for Kids

"On the Horizon's remarkable poems are a powerful reminder of our shared humanity in times of conflict and war. Simply put, they are an extraordinary gift from one of America's most distinguished writers." -- BookPage

"Part memoir, part history, this is a powerful reminder that damage done will be remembered for many decades to come." -- Publishers Weekly

"This series of beautiful, moving, and sometimes horrifying poems gives a voice to the young men on the USS Arizona and offers an equally moving tribute to the survivors of Hiroshima. Touching." -- School Library Journal

"Entries are deft and compelling . . . and the experience of being an occupier in post-war Japan is a fraught and interesting one." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books