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The Birthday Ball

Written by Lois Lowry & illustrated by Jules Feiffer
Published by HMH Books
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Sep 13, 2011
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A wry, dry, laugh-out-loud princess tale by the hilarious Lois Lowry, with illustrations by Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer.Princess Patricia Priscilla is bored with her royal life and the excitement surrounding her sixteenth birthday ball. Doomed to endure courtship by three grotesquely unappealing noblemen, she adopts a peasant disguise and escapes her fate—for a week.In this tale of mistaken identity, creamed pigeons, and young love, the two-time Newbery medalist Lois Lowry compares princesses to peasants and finds them to be exactly the same in all the important ways.

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Who Wrote The Birthday Ball

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Lois Lowry

Whether she’s writing comedy, adventure, or poignant, powerful drama–from <i>Attaboy, Sam!</i> and <i>Anastasia Krupnik</i> to <i>Number the Stars</i> and <i>The Giver</i>–<b>Lois Lowry</b>’s appeal is as broad as her subject matter and as deep as her desire to affect an eager generation of readers. An author who is “fast becoming the Beverly Cleary for the upper middle grades” (<i>The Horn Book</i> <i>Magazine</i>), Lois Lowry has written more than 20 books for young adults and is a two-time Newbery Medal winner.Lowry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and attended junior high school in Tokyo, Japan. Her father was a dentist for the U.S. Army and his job entailed a lot of traveling. She still likes to travel.At the age of 17, Lowry attended Brown University and majored in writing. She left school at 19, got married, and had four children before her 25th birthday. After some time, she returned to college and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maine.Lowry didn’t start writing professionally until she was in her mid-30s. Now she spends time writing every single day. Before she begins a book, she usually knows the beginning and end of her story. When she’s not writing, Lowry enjoys gardening during the spring and summer and knitting during the winter. One of her other hobbies is photography, and her own photos grace the covers of <i>Number the Stars, The Giver</i>, and <i>Gathering Blue</i>. Lois Lowry has four children and two grandchildren. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Who Illustrated The Birthday Ball

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Jules Feiffer

Jules Feiffer is the author and illustrator of two novels for young readers, as well as several acclaimed picture books, including <i>Bark, George</i> and <i>Meanwhile . . . </i>He has won numerous prizes for his cartoons, plays, and screenplays.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780547577104
Publication Date:
September 13, 2011
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0547577109
Lexile® Level:
810L

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