I was so excited to see a picture book by Lois Lowry this evening. Crow Calls is a beautiful story illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline and tell’s Lowry’s own story from her childhood.
Crow Calls takes place when Lois was a young girl, a big outing with her father has just returned from a long absence away during World War II is heart-warming. The illustrations are perfect for the mood and tone of the book, as well as the hunting season. A photo of Lois Lowry as a child in the plaid, hunting shirt highlights Ibatoulline’s artistic talent.
I can hardly wait to share this book with my colleagues and their students next week. A perfect complement to our personal narrative work we’ve been doing!
If you check out Lois Lowry’s blog you can see everyday life for her, along with beautiful photographs.