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You're bringing WHO?

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on Wednesday, 30 September 2009 in Uncategorized

I know, it should be whom.

Whom it is, is KUZO.   I got home from Washington and Baltimore Sunday evening. On Monday my brother and his wife arrived for a visit, from Virginia. When we talked about this visit a while back, they asked if they could bring their pet and I said sure.  We like pets, in this house. Alfie likes other peoples' pets as playmates.

Here is Alfie, getting to know Kuzo..

Kuzo and Alf

Yes, Kuzo talks. When they take him off to bed (he sleeps on his stand in the guest bathroom, with the door closed, he says night-night and I love you, and now, on short acquaintance, he says Alfie.

The National Book Festival was fun, despite bad weather. Hundreds of people stood in line, in the rain, for hours, to get books signed, and it made me feel as if the future of literature and books is in good shape.


Here's a photo at the Baltimore/Washington Airport, where my flight was delayed for 3 hours because of weather.  During the wait I read two books by authors with whom I had just spent the weekend:  The Associate, by John Grisham; and Manhunt, by James Swanson.

BWI Airport

And here is my brother Jon, introducing parrot to dog, and vice versa.

Jon, Alfie, Kuzo

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Tara Monday, 29 November 1999

Oh wow! I wished The Giver would be made into a film. I already can picture the film starting off as black and white and then slowly becoming filled with colour as Jonas' life changes . . .
You know, The Giver does remind me a lot on Pleasantville . . .

Portia Pennington Monday, 29 November 1999

A beautiful writer. A wonderful mom. Thank you for sharing.

Shawnie Monday, 29 November 1999

Indianapolis in May? Is it a public event or a private engagement? I'd love to come meet you if you are doing a reading/signing!

Kinsey A Monday, 29 November 1999

OMG! The Giver would be a great movie! Thay should! Mabeye I'll make a home movie of The Giver, but that would be awsome to see it be a motion picture!Hay, I just finished Reading the Giver and I was wondering what it ment? post it if you know.

Lois Lowry Monday, 29 November 1999

about Indianapolis: I believe I will be doing a signing at a bookstore there in May. Watch "Upcoming Engagements" on my website and I will post details there as soon as I know them.

Erika Parker Price Monday, 29 November 1999

Just curious - has there ever been talk of making The Giver into a film? It could be a wonderful movie!
I hope you had some time to enjoy your special memories of your son this week.

Lois Lowry Monday, 29 November 1999

The rights to THE GIVER are in the hands of movie producers and they have been trying to get it put together for quite a long time! When/if it happens --- well, fingers crossed. No way to know.

ojimenez Monday, 29 November 1999

Speaking of movies and books...
Took my daughter and two of her friends to see the new "Alice" with Johnny Depp (contributing to the 1.some -million it made this weekend)
The movie was very well made, it amazes me the state-of-the- art of movie making. The special effects are dazzling. Johnny Depp his usual crazy/good.
Of course, I ruined it for me by not letting go. I looked over at the kids. They were sitting back mesmerized, not even blinking, frozen-like, in some sort of trance. Then realized the entire theatre was in a trance.
When we got out, I asked the kids: so, what did you think...
"Cool" was their unanimous answer. And that was that!
Not what I imagined when reading Alice in Wonderland ... but loud and mesmerizing.

Taylor Deane Monday, 29 November 1999

We just watched Pleasantville in a class last week, and it reminded me a lot of The Giver. Not so much the style- very different angles of the plot- but very similar storylines and overall themes.

Holly Monday, 29 November 1999

Just out of curiostity why didn't you name the community? and was your son an insperation to your book The Giver?

MZLweasel Monday, 29 November 1999

Ms. Lowry,
I just finished reading The Giver (a great read) and am very excited to see it being turned into a movie.
BUT - PLEASE, PLEASE don't give the film-makers absolute creative control. We wouldn't want to have a repeat of Tales from Earthsea, and many other wonderful tales that were destroyed because the authors gave the film-makers complete freedom to manipulate the plot.

MZLweasel Monday, 29 November 1999

I don't think the community needed a name. The community was the community, and a name would have only complicated things.
She could have called it anything she wanted, but a rose by any other name would smell as sweet :D
Names are pretty, but what

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