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The child in her eyes

Lois Lowry finds common ground with her young readers by drawing on her own life

Lois Lowry (with her dog Alfie) writes children's books, sometimes about tough subjects -- like death -- with no easy answers. Lois Lowry (with her dog Alfie) writes children's books, sometimes about tough subjects -- like death -- with no easy answers. (David Ryan/Globe Staff)
By David Mehegan
Globe Staff / April 14, 2008

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CAMBRIDGE - Lois Lowry flies under the radar of most adults. But she's a monumental figure to many readers in the 11-to-15 age range.

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