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Author Study: Katherine Paterson

Description: Books by Katherine Paterson make a wonderful author study for middle or high school students. She's been recognized for her lasting contribution to children's literature through the Hans Christian Anderson and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Awards, among others.


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The Great Gilly Hopkins

by Katherine Paterson

At eleven, Gilly is nobody's real kid. If only she could find her beautiful mother, Courtney, and live with her instead of in the ugly foster home where she has just been placed!

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: Newbery Honor; National Book Award; Jane Addams Award

Bridge to Terabithia

by Katherine Paterson and Donna Diamond

All summer, Jess pushed himself to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade, and when the year's first school-yard race was run, he was going to win.

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: Newbery Medal Winner

Jacob Have I Loved

by Katherine Paterson

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: Newbery Medal Winner

Of Nightingales That Weep

by Katherine Paterson

The vain young daughter of a samurai finds her comfortable life ripped apart when opposing warrior clans begin a struggle for imperial control of Japan.

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: Phoenix Award

Jip, His Story

by Katherine Paterson

While living on a Vermont poor farm during 1855 and 1856, Jip learns his identity and that of his mother and comes to understand how he arrived at this place.

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

Master Puppeteer

by Katherine Paterson

A thirteen-year-old boy describes the poverty and discontent of eighteenth-century Osaka and the world of puppeteers in which he lives.

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: Winner of the National Book Award

The Big Book for Peace

by Lloyd Alexander and Marilyn Sachs and Lois Lowry and Yoshiko Uchida and Katherine Paterson and Jean Fritz and Natalie Babbitt and Nancy Willard and Myra Cohn Livingston and Charlotte Zolotow and John Bierhorst and Thacher Hurd and Steven Kellogg and Milton Meltzer and Mildred Pitts Walter and Jean Craighead George

The wisdom of peace and the absurdity of fighting are demonstrated in seventeen stories and poems by outstanding authors of today such as Jean Fritz, Milton Meltzer, and Nancy Willard.

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: n/a

The World in 1492

by Katherine Paterson and Jean Fritz and Patricia C. Mckissack and Jamake Highwater and Fredrick L. Mckissack and Margaret Mahy

Introduces the history, customs, beliefs, and accomplishments of people living in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Oceania, and the Americas during the fifteenth century.

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: n/a

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

by Katherine Paterson and Pamela Dalton

In Brother Sun, Sister Moon, award-winning author Katherine Paterson re-imagines a hymn of praise originally written by Saint Francis of Assisi in 1224.

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: n/a

Giving Thanks

by Katherine Paterson and Pamela Dalton

Newbery Medal winner Katherine Paterson and cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton give fans of all ages even more to be thankful for with Giving Thanks, a special book about gratitude.

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: n/a

Lyddie

by Katherine Paterson

Impoverished Vermont farm girl Lyddie Worthen is determined to gain her independence by becoming a factory worker in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 1840s.

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: n/a

Blueberries for the Queen

by Katherine Paterson

In the summer of 1942, when Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands lives down the road from his family's house in Massachusetts, young William decides to take her some of the blueberries he has picked.

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: n/a

Preacher's Boy

by Katherine Paterson

In 1899, ten-year-old Robbie, son of a preacher in a small Vermont town, gets himself into all kinds of trouble when he decides to give up being Christian in order to make the most of his life before the end of the world.

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: n/a

The Day of the Pelican

by Katherine Paterson

Meli Lleshi is positive that her drawing of her teacher with his pelican nose started it all.

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: n/a

Stories of My Life

by Katherine Paterson

From her childhood in China to the moment she won her first National Book Award, literary icon Katherine Paterson shares the personal stories that inspired her children's books.

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: n/a

Bread and Roses, Too

by Katherine Paterson

Rosa's mother is singing again, for the first time since Papa died in an accident in the mills.

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: n/a

The Same Stuff as Stars

by Katherine Paterson

Angel Morgan needs help. Daddy is in jail, and Mama has abandoned her and her little brother, leaving them with their great-grandmother.

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: n/a

Parzival: The Quest of the Grail Knight

by Katherine Paterson

Acclaimed storyteller and Newbery medalist, National Book Awardwinner, and Laura Ingalls Wilder award recipient Katherine Paterson breathes new life into this classic tale of action, adventure, and romance.

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: n/a

Read for Your Life #17

by Katherine Paterson

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is publishing a monthly series of e-only essays to correspond with Katherine Paterson's two-year term as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: n/a

A Stubborn Sweetness and Other Stories for the Christmas Season

by Katherine Paterson

A Stubborn Sweetness and Other Stories for the Christmas Season is a collection of modern-day short stories by Katherine Paterson, award-winning author of Bridge to Terabithia and The Great Gilly Hopkins--both loved by children and adults for over

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: n/a

Read for Your Life #4

by Katherine Paterson

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is publishing a monthly series of e-only essays to correspond with Katherine Paterson's two-year term as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: n/a

Read for Your Life #11

by Katherine Paterson

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is publishing a monthly series of e-only essays to correspond with Katherine Paterson's two-year term as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: n/a

Read for Your Life #6

by Katherine Paterson

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is publishing a monthly series of e-only essays to correspond with Katherine Paterson's two-year term as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: n/a

Read for Your Life #7

by Katherine Paterson

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is publishing a monthly series of e-only essays to correspond with Katherine Paterson's two-year term as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: n/a

Read for Your Life #5

by Katherine Paterson

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is publishing a monthly series of e-only essays to correspond with Katherine Paterson's two-year term as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

Date Added: 06/26/2017


Award: n/a


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