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On the horizon / Lois Lowry ; illustrated by Kenard Pak.

Lowry, Lois, (author.). Pak, Kenard, (illustrator.).

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  • 68 of 72 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.


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Hudson (Fontana) J940.54 LOW (Text) 39493108593593 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780358129400
  • ISBN: 0358129400
  • Physical Description: 75 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"World War II reflections"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 75).
Summary, etc.:
"From two-time Newbery medalist and living legend Lois Lowry comes a moving account of the lives lost in two of WWII's most infamous events: Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. With evocative black-and-white illustrations by SCBWI Golden Kite Award winner Kenard Pak"-- Provided by publisher.
"Lois Lowry looks back at history through a personal lens as she draws from her own memories as a child in Hawaii and Japan, as well as from historical research, in this stunning work in verse for young readers. On the Horizon tells the story of people whose lives were lost or forever altered by the twin tragedies of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. Based on the lives of soldiers at Pearl Harbor and civilians in Hiroshima, On the Horizon contemplates humanity and war through verse that sings with pain, truth, and the importance of bridging cultural divides. This masterful work emphasizes empathy and understanding in search of commonality and friendship, vital lessons for students as well as citizens of today's world. Kenard Pak's stunning illustrations depict real-life people, places, and events, making for an incredibly vivid return to our collective past. In turns haunting, heartbreaking, and uplifting, On the Horizon will remind readers of the horrors and heroism in our past, as well as offer hope for our future"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages: 10-12.
Grades: 4-6.
HL580L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.2 1 508618.
Subject: Lowry, Lois > Childhood and youth > Juvenile poetry.
World War, 1939-1945 > Casualties > Juvenile poetry.
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 > Juvenile poetry.
World War, 1939-1945 > Hawaii > Juvenile poetry.
World War, 1939-1945 > Japan > Hiroshima-shi > Juvenile poetry.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives, American > Juvenile poetry.
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) > History > Bombardment, 1945 > Juvenile poetry.
Genre: Poetry.
Personal narratives.

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