Reading ➶ On the Horizon Author Lois Lowry – Vejega.info

Reading ➶ On the Horizon Author Lois Lowry – Vejega.info I think back to that sunlit dayWhen I was young, and so were they.If I had noticed If I d known Would each of us be less alone I ve traveled many miles since then around the world, and back again I ve learned that there will always bethings we miss, that we don t seeon the horizon Things beyond And yet there is a lasting bondbetween us, linking each to each Boys on a ship Child on a beach This was extremely poignant and beautiful I cried almost from start to finish I really liked The Gi I think back to that sunlit dayWhen I was young, and so were they.If I had noticed If I d known Would each of us be less alone I ve traveled many miles since then around the world, and back again I ve learned that there will always bethings we miss, that we don t seeon the horizon Things beyond And yet there is a lasting bondbetween us, linking each to each Boys on a ship Child on a beach This was extremely poignant and beautiful I cried almost from start to finish I really liked The Giver and other books by Lois Lowry and when I saw she had written something else, I immediately ordered it I didn t really know what to expect or what I was going to get and what I found is a beautiful collection of poems about the attack on Pearl Harbor and the bombs being dropped in Japan She has amazing personal connections to both places There are so few words and yet a powerful message about the connection of our lives to others In her own words in the authors note, to honor the past by making silent promises to our fellow humans that we will work for a better andpeaceful future I most definitely recommend this one to anyone and everyone I am always astonished by Lowry s talent. From Lois Lowry Comes An Account Of The Lives Lost In Two Of WWII S Most Infamous Events Pearl Harbor And Hiroshima With Black And White Illustrations By Kenard Pak Lois Lowry Looks Back At History Through A Personal Lens As She Draws From Her Own Memories As A Child In Hawaii And Japan, As Well As From Historical Research, In This Work In Verse For Young Readers On The Horizon Tells The Story Of People Whose Lives Were Lost Or Forever Altered By The Twin Tragedies Of Pearl Harbor And Hiroshima Composed Of Poems About Individual Sailors Who Lost Their Lives On The Arizona And About The Citizens Of Hiroshima Who Experienced Unfathomable Horror In the 1980 s Lois Lowry was watching home movies of her young childhood on Honolulu with friends During a video of a very young Lois playing on the beach they saw a ship in the background It was the USS Arizona, on its way to its final berth Shortly after the video was taken Pearl Harbor was bombed, and the Arizona was at the bottom of the harbor, taking some 1,700 sailors with it This was the first event over the next decade that inspired reflections on history, memory, and connectivity, a In the 1980 s Lois Lowry was watching home movies of her young childhood on Honolulu with friends During a video of a very young Lois playing on the beach they saw a ship in the background It was the USS Arizona, on its way to its final berth Shortly after the video was taken Pearl Harbor was bombed, and the Arizona was at the bottom of the harbor, taking some 1,700 sailors with it This was the first event over the next decade that inspired reflections on history, memory, and connectivity, and ultimately resulted in this beautiful book.On the Horizon is a collection of poems about loss, and grief, and healing, and remembering It is a very quick read, but so moving It makes the huge, tragic, historic events of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the dropping of the atomic bomb approachable to young people The incredible Ms Lowry shows us that no matter who we are, a sailor on the Arizona, a boy whose family fled the destruction of Hiroshima, or a girl playing on a beach, these large world events connect us all through love, loss, and healing In these days of pandemic and social unrest I don t think she could have written abeautiful of healing book Highly recommend for all ages Absolutely incredible If you re looking for a very short and brief book that won t leave your mind and will also rip your heart apart, look no further Lois Lowry s writing is phenomenal I wish it were a little longer since I completely lost myself in each of these stories But there was something magical in the brevity as well It hinted at the brevity of their passing as well, the brevity of time and life They were gone before you got too attached, but you got attached anyway The emotions Absolutely incredible If you re looking for a very short and brief book that won t leave your mind and will also rip your heart apart, look no further Lois Lowry s writing is phenomenal I wish it were a little longer since I completely lost myself in each of these stories But there was something magical in the brevity as well It hinted at the brevity of their passing as well, the brevity of time and life They were gone before you got too attached, but you got attached anyway The emotions matched the rhyming schemes as well.I feel like this is the book I will be gifting to a special someone Perfect for poetry month, this short but powerful book is an autobiographical tale of Lowry s youngest years in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii right before the bombing Intense, yet sensitive prose describing both the US and Japanese points of view. 3.5 stars Really liked it Highly recommend for all ages Clean. Lowry, people An absolutely poignant novel in verse an exemplar for sure that includes multiple illustrations I m reading a galley copy from Netgalley incorporated into a story of herself as a child, a Japanese boy, and a third story woven in to connect it all that she shares about in her author s note It s emotional and informative, sentimental and reverent She has video of her playing on the beach in Hawaii and in the background, the USS Arizona Then she meets a boy who was in a town r Lowry, people An absolutely poignant novel in verse an exemplar for sure that includes multiple illustrations I m reading a galley copy from Netgalley incorporated into a story of herself as a child, a Japanese boy, and a third story woven in to connect it all that she shares about in her author s note It s emotional and informative, sentimental and reverent She has video of her playing on the beach in Hawaii and in the background, the USS Arizona Then she meets a boy who was in a town riding a bike as the bomb was being dropped on Hiroshima they meet as adults And then when Lowry brings her grandson to the Pearl Harbor memorial, a note from a grandson having never met his grandfather who died at Pearl Harbor The verse is sparing and heartfelt, introducing real people and real events which is why it s a strong nonfiction verse for a middle grade audience and up A quick read for older teens but it s the years that Lowry has lived that lends itself to a reverential book like this Stories like this won t age And I m here formemoirs and biographies of the authors we love I m grateful to the publisher and Libro.fm for allowing me the opportunity to listen to Lois Lowry read her newest memoir in verse I am also looking forward to seeing the illustrations soon Please, whenever possible, support local bookstores Libro.fm allows one to do just that digitally for audiobooks If you haven t seen their website, please check it out at libro.fmLowry s poems here are beautiful, absolutely beautiful They are snapshots from World War Two that honor those we have lost in I m grateful to the publisher and Libro.fm for allowing me the opportunity to listen to Lois Lowry read her newest memoir in verse I am also looking forward to seeing the illustrations soon Please, whenever possible, support local bookstores Libro.fm allows one to do just that digitally for audiobooks If you haven t seen their website, please check it out at libro.fmLowry s poems here are beautiful, absolutely beautiful They are snapshots from World War Two that honor those we have lost in this world, both in America and Japan They are moments Lois experienced living in Shibuya in Tokyo after the war, including an encounter with illustrator Allen Say, whom she would officially meet many years later Language, connection, and history are layered here in ways that are simply inspiring Her afterword may have said it best when she said, and to honor the past by making silent promises, to our fellow humans, that we will work for a better andpeaceful future As someone who called Japan home for four years of my life and who often returns to visit family in the summer, this book now has a special place in my heart Full Review To Come Up Soon

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