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Katherine Paterson

Biography

Katherine Paterson

Katherine Paterson is the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Her international fame rests not only on her widely acclaimed novels but also on her efforts to promote literacy in the United States and abroad. She is a two-time winner of both the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award and has received many other accolades for her work, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, given by her home state of Vermont. She was also named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000.

Katherine Paterson

Books by Katherine Paterson

by Katherine Paterson - Young Adult 12+

Told with her trademark humor and heart, Paterson's tales reveal details about her life from her childhood with missionary parents, to living as a single woman in Japan, to raising four children in suburban Maryland with her minister husband. Read about the origins of such familiar characters as Leslie Burke and Janice Avery from Bridge to Terabithia, and go behind the scenes to the moments Katherine found out she won her many awards. Filled with personal photos and letters, this funny, heartwarming history from a legendary writer lets fans in on the making of literary classics.

by Katherine Paterson - Family, Friendship, Youth Fiction

Eleven-year-old Gilly has been stuck in more foster families than she can remember, and she's disliked them all. So when she's sent to live with the Trotters --- by far the strangest family yet --- Gilly decides to put her sharp mind to work. Before long she's devised an elaborate scheme to get her real mother to come rescue her.