On the Horizon
On the Horizon
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On the Horizon

Written by Lois Lowry & illustrated by Kenard Pak
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$16.99
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10 - 12
Reading age
80
Page count
47
Words per page
580L
Lexile measure
Apr 7, 2020
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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. 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.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780358129400
    Publication Date
    April 7, 2020
    Publisher
    Houghton Mifflin
    Page Count
    80
    Words Per Page
    47
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    10 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2019008795
    Lexile® Level
    580L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~O
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.2
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    1
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    508618
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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