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 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 lives in Maine. www.loislowry.com Twitter @LoisLowryWriter
Diane deGroat is the award-winning illustrator of more than 130 books. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.