On the Horizon

On the Horizon Review

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

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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, ...

  • Kristy Miller

    In the 1980’s Lois Lowry was watching home movies of her young childhood on Honolulu with friends. During a video of a very young Lois playing on the beach they saw a ship in the background. It was ...

  • Selah Pike

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Anny

    Absolutely incredible. If you're looking for a very short and brief book that won't leave your mind and will also rip your heart apart, look no further. Lois Lowry's writing is phenomenal. I wish it w...

  • Alicia

    Lowry, people. An absolutely poignant novel in verse (an exemplar for sure) that includes multiple illustrations (I'm reading a galley copy from Netgalley) incorporated into a story of herself as a ch...