Lowry Spins Mischievous Tale Of 'The Willoughbys'

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The Willoughbys is a wickedly wonderful story by award-winning writer Lois Lowry. The book tells the tale of a mother and father who want to be rid of their children, but whose kids also want to be rid of their parents.

Lowry speaks with Liane Hansen about her book, which she also illustrated.

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