The One Hundredth Thing about Caroline

The One Hundredth Thing about Caroline

By Lois Lowry; Diane de Groat (Illustrator)

Harcourt Brace and Company, Hardcover, 9780395348291, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 1983


When their mother starts to date the mystery man on the fifth floor, who has been instructed by his agent to "eliminate the children" by the first of May, eleven-year-old Caroline and her older brother figure they're targeted to be the victims of a savage crime.

About the Author
Lois Lowry 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. To learn more about Lois Lowry, see her website at


Praise For The One Hundredth Thing about Caroline

"Lowry's style is bright, fast-paced, and funny, with skillfully drawn, believable characters." School Library Journal