Here’s another living author in the coveted #3 Top Children’s Author slot. (By my count, only half of the authors in the Top 10 Children’s Novelists are still alive.) Lois Lowry showed real depth with one book in the Top 10, another in the Top 100, and six different books appearing in the poll.
Here are Betsy’s posts about Lois Lowry’s books in the Top 100:
#4, The Giver, 260 points
#50, Number the Stars, 42 points
The other books which received votes, with comments where they were given, were:
Anastasia Krupnik, 17 points
“(This book is, I know, a longshot for making the top 100, but I love it, so I’m giving it a big bump by putting it at the top of my list. Anastasia was exactly who I wanted to be and who I wanted to be friends with when I was 10. I had a green notebook and still to this day keep a list of words that I think would make an f-is-for-fabulous sound poem.)” — Dana Chidiac
“I loved Anastasia because she was a normal girl with normal problems (glasses, acne, cool-but-embarrassing parents, annoying little brothers, etc). She was also smart and funny, and I envied her hiking boots with red laces (and later her tower bedroom).” — The Sauls Family
Gossamer, 4 points
“Stays with you long after the story is over – beautifully written” — Cheryl Phillips
A Summer to Die, 2 points
The Willoughbys, 2 points
I find I haven’t reviewed any of the books above, though I read most of them when I was an adult but before I became a librarian. Just for fun, and to show some of the scope of Lois Lowry’s writing, here are her books which I have reviewed:
And here is Lois Lowry’s own site.