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Katherine Paterson - Author

About the Author

Katherine Paterson has won great acclaim and many prestigious awards for her novels for children and young adults. She was born in China, studied in America, and wishing to become a missionary, spent four years living and working in Japan. 

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Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia

Author: Katherine Paterson Format: eBook Release Date: 16/07/2018

Imya amerikanskoj pisatel'nicy Kehtrin Paterson shiroko izvestno za predelami Soedinennyh SHtatov. Eyo literaturnoe masterstvo bylo otmecheno ogromnym kolichestvom mezhdunarodnyh i nacional'nyh nagrad v oblasti detskoj literatury, sredi kotoryh medal' H.K. Andersena, premiya A. Lindgren i dve medali N'yuberi. Pisatel'nica nahodit v sebe smelost' govorit' o takih "e;neudobnyh"e; veshchah, kak bol', neponimanie, odinochestvo i dazhe smert'. Istorii Paterson ne vsegda horosho zakanchivayutsya, no oni vsegda proniknuty nadezhdoj. Imenno takie knigi pomogayut yunomu cheloveku vzroslet'. Desyatiletnij Dzhessi EHrons zdorovo risuet, tol'ko malo kto ob ehtom znaet. Roditeli edva svodyat koncy s koncami - im ne do fantazij syna, a sestry, esli provedayut, primutsya donimat' nasmeshkami. No vot odnazhdy u Dzhessi poyavlyaetsya novaya sosedka - ego sverstnica Lesli Byork. Ona sovsem ne takaya, kak ostal'nye ego odnoklassniki: i odeta stranno, i televizora u nee net. Zato ona znaet kuchu raznyh istorij i s nej mozhno razgovarivat', o chem ugodno. I dazhe vmeste otpravit'sya v skazochnuyu stranu - TerabitiyuV ehtoj pronzitel'noj i mudroj knige rech' idet muzhestve byt' samim soboj i o tom, kak tyazhelaya utrata pomogaet stat' sil'nee i obresti sobstvennyj put'. V 1978 godu za roman "e;Most v Terabitiyu"e; Kehtrin Paterson byla nagrazhdena samoj pochetnoj premiej SSHA v oblasti detskoj literatury - medal'yu N'yuberi.

My Brigadista Year

My Brigadista Year

Author: Katherine Paterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

In an engrossing historical novel, the Newbery Medal-winning author of Bridge to Terebithia follows a young Cuban teenager's mission to teach others how to read. When thirteen-year-old Lora tells her parents that she wants to join Premier Castro's army of young literacy teachers, her mother screeches to high heaven, and her father roars like a lion. But didn't her parents teach her to share what she has with someone in need? Shining light on a little-known moment in history, Katherine Paterson traces a young teen's coming-of-age journey from a sheltered life to a singular mission: teaching fellow Cubans of all ages to read and write.

Jip, His Story

Jip, His Story

Author: Katherine Paterson Format: eBook Release Date: 13/02/2018

Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction They tell Jip he tumbled off the back of a wagon when he was small, and no one ever came back for him. He never had a reason to question this tale--but then a stranger shows up and begins asking about him around town. Who is this man, and could he possibly know something about Jip's past?

Come Sing, Jimmy Jo

Come Sing, Jimmy Jo

Author: Katherine Paterson Format: eBook Release Date: 06/02/2018

Written by Newbery, National Book Award, and Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal winner Katherine Paterson The Johnsons are becoming country music stars. They're on TV and the radio--and it's all because of James. His voice and his guitar playing bring the songs to life, and make the audiences beg for more. Most kids would love it. Not James. He's had to change his name to "e;Jimmy Jo,"e; dress in clothes he hates, and turn into someone else. Will he ever be able to cope with the fame?

Lyddie

Lyddie

Author: Katherine Paterson Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2017

From two-time Newbery award-winning author Katherine Paterson.When Lyddie and her younger brother are hired out as servants to help pay off their family farm's debts, Lyddie is determined to find a way to reunite her family once again. Hearing about all the money a girl can make working in the textile mills in Lowell, Massachusetts, she makes her way there, only to find that her dreams of returning home may never come true."e;Rich in historical detail...a superb story of grit, determination, and personal growth."e; The Horn Book, starred review"e;Lyddieis full of life, full of lives, full of reality."e; The New York Times Book ReviewAn ALA Notable Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults ABooklistEditor's Choice American Bookseller"e;Pick of the Lists"e; School Library JournalBest Book Parents magazine Best Book

My Brigadista Year

My Brigadista Year

Author: Katherine Paterson Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2017

In an engrossing historical novel, the Newbery Medalwinning author of Bridge to Terabithia follows a young Cuban teenager as she volunteers for Fidel Castros national literacy campaign and travels into the impoverished countryside to teach others how to read.When thirteen-year-old Nora tells her parents that she wants to join Premier Castros army of young literacy teachers, her mother screeches to high heaven and her father roars like a lion. Nora has barely been outside of Havanawhy would she throw away her life in a remote shack with no electricity, sleeping on a hammock in somebodys kitchen? But Nora is stubborn: didnt her parents teach her to share what she has with someone in need? Surprisingly, Noras abuela takes her side, even as she makes Nora promise to come home if things get too hard. But how will Nora know for sure when that time has come? Shining light on a little-known moment in history, Katherine Paterson traces a young teens coming-of-age journey from a sheltered life to a singular mission: teaching fellow Cubans of all ages to read and write while helping with the work of their daily lives and sharing the dangers posed by counterrevolutionaries hiding in the hills nearby. Inspired by true accounts, the novel includes an authors note and a time line of Cuban history.

Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia

Author: Katherine Paterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Bridge to Terabithia is an unforgettable story of friendship and loss by award-winning author Katherine Paterson. Jess Aarons wants to be the fastest boy in the class, but when a girl named Leslie Burke moves into the neighbouring farm his life changes forever. Even though she runs faster than him, Jess begins to think Leslie might be okay - she's clever and funny and not a bit soppy. And it is Leslie who invents Terabithia, the secret country on an island across the creek where he can escape his troublesome family.The only way to reach Terabithia is by rope-swing where Jess and Leslie become King and Queen, defeating giants, sharing stories and dreams, and plotting against their enemies. They are invincible - until tragedy strikes. It is more dreadful than anything Jess had ever dreamed of, but as he struggles to cope with his grief and anger, he finds that his family value him more than he'd thought and that, still King, he could even save Terabithia for the future. Reissued in 'A Pufifn Book' series of Puffin modern classics, Bridge to Terabithia is a Newbery Medal winner.

Gilly Hopkins - eine wie keine

Gilly Hopkins - eine wie keine

Author: Katherine Paterson Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2015

Der Kinderbuchklassiker aus den USA neu ubersetzt!Die elfjahrige Gilly Hopkins ist ein Pflegekind und wird von einer Familie zur nachsten weitergereicht. So rebellisch und aufsassig sie auch ist, so traumt sie doch davon, dass ihre Mutter Courtney sie wieder zu sich zuruckholt. Als Gilly zu der schrulligen Witwe Maime Trotter geschickt wird, glaubt sie, es konne nicht mehr schlimmer werden. Doch das Gluck kommt manchmal unverhofft ...Katherine Paterson schreibt ganz besondere Literatur - wunderschon einfuhlsam erzahlte Geschichten mit dem gewissen "e;Etwas"e;, die so besonders sind, dass man sie nie vergisst.

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