The Windeby Puzzle: History and Story


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$19.99  $18.59
Clarion Books
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5.85 X 8.51 X 0.79 inches | 0.68 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 the popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver.


"Moving and suspenseful...Children who are intrigued by history will find [it] enthralling. But this is also a book for young writers. Lowry the magician is willing to take us backstage and show us her tricks. "The Windeby Puzzle" explores not only how a master craftsman builds her story but why." -- New York Times Book Review

"This book, [Lowry's] answer to probing questions, beautifully illustrates the interaction between idea and execution, illuminating the architecture of storytelling. Dramatic full-page art by Stroh as well as photographs add intrigue." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Moving and engrossing... After learning about an ancient body found in a peat bog, Lois Lowry imagines the life that might have been in this captivating blend of fiction, archeology and bog biology." -- Shelf Awareness

"In this brief, evocative work that examines the past through a meta lens, a vividly sketched portrayal emphasizes the community's rigid gender roles and rhythms of daily life amid the natural world." -- Publishers Weekly

PRAISE FOR ON THE HORIZON: "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)

PRAISE FOR THE WILLOUGHBYS: "The tone of this darkly dry pastiche is consistently witty, and it's chock-full of accessible parodic references to...classic children's texts." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

PRAISE FOR THE GIVER: "Lowry is once again in top form raising many questions while answering few, and unwinding a tale fit for the most adventurous reader." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The stories are tightly woven and moving, built of gritty, convincing detail and written in the cadenced rhythm of which Lowry is a master. But it is in the essays that she tackles, head-on, big questions of mortality and meaning in a way that is most unusual, honest, and deeply respectful of her young audience." -- Horn Book Magazine