A Summer to Die (Paperback)

By Lois Lowry, Jenni Oliver (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544668416, 192pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (4/27/1977)
Mass Market Paperback (12/1/1983)
Compact Disc (12/1/2014)
Compact Disc (12/1/2014)
Prebound (5/10/2016)
Paperback (12/1/2008)
MP3 CD (12/1/2014)
Prebound (4/24/2007)

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Thirteen-year-old Meg and her sister Molly couldn't be more different. Molly is beautiful and popular, and Meg is brainy and introverted. Accepting these differences has always been difficult for Meg. When Molly falls ill, however, Meg must learn not only to accept Molly and her life, but to accept death.

About the Author

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.
Twitter @LoisLowryWriter

Praise For A Summer to Die

"Not simply another story on a subject currently in vogue, this book is memorable as a well-crafted reaffirmation of universal values." Horn Book

"A warm picture emerges of a family bound together by caring and closeness. . . . Meg's sorrow as well as her joy comes pouring out in this perceptive tale."—Booklist, Starred review