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Crow Call

by Lois Lowry

Crow Call by Lois Lowry
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2009
    32 pages
    Genre: Novels

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This is the story of young Liz, her father, and their strained relationship. Dad has been away at WWII for longer than she can remember, and they begin their journey of reconnection through a hunting shirt, cherry pie, tender conversation, and the crow call. This allegorical story shows how, like the birds gathering above, the relationship between the girl and her father is graced with the chance to fly.

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"Starred Review. It's a loving representation of a relationship between parent and child, and an elegy to a less ironic era, while fully relevant for today’s military families." - Publishers Weekly

"The memory of a treasured day spent with a special person will resonate with readers everywhere." - School Library Journal

"Relevant for families whose parents are returning from war, the text is also ripe for classroom discussion and for advanced readers." - Kirkus Reviews

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I highly recommend this book because this reminds me of the great times my dad and I have together. It shows also how the dad wanted to make (Liz) her daughter comfortable.

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Lois Lowry Author Biography

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Lois Lowry is known for her versatility and invention as a writer. She was born in Hawaii and grew up in New York, Pennsylvania, and Japan. After several years at Brown University, she turned to her family and to writing. She is the author of more than thirty books for young adults, including 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’s Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver. Her first novel, A Summer to Die, was awarded the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine.

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Lois Lowry: lois: first syllable rhymes with sew. Lowry: first syllable rhymes with now

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