Lois Lowry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the middle child of three, but her father's
career as a military officer caused the family to move to Pennsylvania and later to
Japan. Lowry knew as a preschooler that she would be a writer, and her high school
yearbook prediction, "future novelist," seemed to confirm her fate. She attended Brown
University, married, raised four children, and graduated from the University of Maine
before her career as a writer took hold. Lowry's novels have won two Newbery medals.