On the Horizon

On the Horizon

From Lois Lowry comes an account of the lives lost in two of WWII’s most infamous events: Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. With black-and-white illustrations by Kenard Pak.

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 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.  Composed of poems about individual sailors who lost their lives on the Arizona and about the citizens of Hiroshima who experienced unfathomable horror.

Title:On the Horizon
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780358129400
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    On the Horizon Reviews

  • Jen

    Wow. Is there anything she can’t write? This was interesting, informative, and a lovely tribute. Writing this difficult subject in verse makes it approachable and incredibly unique. I slowly savored...

  • Katiria

    *** Full Review To Come Up Soon! ***...

  • Dan

    I'm grateful to the publisher and Libro.fm for allowing me the opportunity to listen to Lois Lowry read her newest memoir in verse. I am also looking forward to seeing the illustrations soon. Please, ...

  • KC

    Perfect for poetry month, this short but powerful book is an autobiographical tale of Lowry’s youngest years in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii right before the bombing. Intense, yet sensitive prose describing...

  • Selah Pike

    I am always astonished by Lowry’s talent. ...

  • Alex  Baugh

    Imagine looking at old family home movies and discovering something in the background that suddenly jolts memory and reflection. Well, that is exactly what happened to Lois Lowry when she had some of ...

  • Margaret

    “I think back to that sunlit dayWhen I was young, and so were they.If I had noticed? If I’d known? Would each of us be less alone?I’ve traveled many miles since then-around the world, and back a...

  • vanessa

    A book in verse about WWII memories. Lowry wrote this book after seeing the USS Arizona (before the attack on Pearl Harbor) in the background of a family home movie. It's got other stories from WWII f...

  • Czechgirl

    They say great things come in small packages and this is one of them. Such an interesting true story. I love that author chose to write this book in verse....

  • Theresa

    I was so lucky to pick up an ARC of this book at a meeting. Promoted for ages 10-12, this is a tragic and emotional read about the lives lost in the attack of Pearl Harbor and reciprocal bombing of Hi...