Search Results: "Katherine Paterson"


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STORIES OF MY LIFE by Katherine Paterson
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"Paterson's legions of fans, young and old, will welcome this peek into her life and process. (timeline, family tree) (Memoir.14 & up)"
The noted writer offers both stories about her life and insights into where her book ideas came from. Read full book review >

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THE DAY OF THE PELICAN by Katherine Paterson
NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Nonetheless, a solid addition to the scant offerings on this subject. (Historical fiction. 10 & up)"
A realistically harsh yet hopeful account of an Albanian Kosovar family's flight from the violence ravaging their beloved home. Read full book review >

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THE SAME STUFF AS STARS by Katherine Paterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2002

"If she's almost too good to be true—constantly buckling seat belts, lecturing on the five food groups, and fussing over proper outerwear in the cold—readers will recognize her and root for her because the odds are so badly stacked against her. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A gently written tale of family caught in the most corrosive of situations, this is a story of guilt and reconciliation. Read full book review >

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FLIP-FLOP GIRL by Katherine Paterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Touching, engrossing, beautifully wrought. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Paterson writes of today's gritty reality in an easily read story about a fourth grader whose father's death has thrown her family out of balance. Read full book review >

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JIP, HIS STORY by Katherine Paterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Regardless, this is fine historical fiction. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Set in the 1850s, this story centers on a boy named for his supposed abandonment by gypsies and for his swarthy complexion. Read full book review >

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CELIA AND THE SWEET, SWEET WATER by Katherine Paterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 1998

"Paterson's storytelling makes this a cut above many happily-ever-after tales, and Vagin's use of line in his fine paintings matches the story's style and tone. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Paterson (Parzival, p. 60, etc.) presents an original story with the age-old feel of a classic as she conjures up a brave and good-hearted heroine, a curmugeonly canine companion, and an adventurous journey through—where else?—the deep, dark forest. Read full book review >

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THE KING'S EQUAL by Katherine Paterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"A handsome book; an entertaining, thought-provoking story. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
On his deathbed, the wise old king decrees that his arrogant son will not inherit the crown until he marries "a woman who is your equal in beauty and intelligence and wealth." Read full book review >

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BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA by Donna Diamond
FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 1977

"You'll remember her too."
Paterson, who has already earned regard with her historical fiction set in Japan, proves to be just as eloquent and assured when dealing with contemporary American children—and Americans of very different backgrounds at that. Read full book review >

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THE FLINT HEART by Katherine Paterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A grand tale skillfully updated and tightened up, this should win the hearts of a new generation. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A heart-shaped talisman created in the Stone Age brings terribly corrupting power to those who possess it, until 12-year-old Charles Jago manages to destroy it permanently. Read full book review >

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PARZIVAL by Katherine Paterson
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

Written in high-toned but not ornately formal language, this abridged rendition of a 13th-century, pre-Galahad Arthurian legend highlights the Grail Knight's spiritual growth. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 24, 1981

"Reading them in one lump tends to clot one's consciousness."
Several of Paterson's Washington Post Book World reviews, articles from The Writer, her award acceptance speeches, and some original chapters on her own writing and her thoughts on writing for young people—collected here, she says, for her adult readers, "not all [of them] librarians or teachers," just people who "have learned. . . truly how to read." Read full book review >

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BREAD AND ROSES, TOO by Katherine Paterson
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2006

"Paterson at her best—and that's saying a lot. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Known as the Bread and Roses strike, the 1912 mill workers' protest against working conditions in the mills of Lawrence, Mass., is the historical context for Paterson's latest work, a beautifully written novel that puts a human face on history. Read full book review >