My Chapter 16 Q&A with Lois Lowry
(Featuring Artwork from Kenard Pak)

h1 April 6th, 2020 by jules

“A blinding light came. A roar. A vibration. / And after that, silence.”
(Click image to see poem, “Takeo,” in its entirety)


Over at Tennessee’s Chapter 16 today, they have a double feature for fans of Lois Lowry — a review I wrote of her new novel, On the Horizon: World War II Reflections (Houghton Mifflin, April 2020), illustrated by Kenard Pak. And they also have a transcription of a phone chat she and I had, during which Lowry talks about writing this book and lots more.

The interview is here. The review is here.

And here today at 7-Imp are a few illustrations from the book.


“We never saw the ship. / But she was there. …”
(Click image to see poem, “She Was There,” in its entirety)


“Time will not age them. They are boys still …”
(Click image to see poem, “Pearl Harbor,” in its entirety)


(Click cover to enlarge)


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ON THE HORIZON: WORLD WAR II REFLECTIONS. Text copyright © 2020 by Lois Lowry. Illustrations © 2020 by Kenard Pak and reproduced by permission of the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston.

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