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Katherine Paterson was born in China, where she spent part of her childhood. After her education in China and the American South, she spent four years in Japan, the setting for her first three novels. Ms. Paterson has received numerous awards for her writing, including National Book Awards for The Master Puppeteer and The Great Gilly Hopkins, as well as Newbery Medals for Jacob Have I Loved and Bridge to Terabithia. Ms. Paterson lives with her husband in Vermont. They have four grown children.
I enjoy reading this book. I only wish there was more details about the mother for the ending. I wanted to know more.Published 1 day ago by Wing Yan
I will be 10 in November and reading books is one of many passions.
I thought the main character was a mean spirited and rude girl. Read more
It was a nice interesting child book. It would would have been better if she some scary scenes in therePublished 1 month ago by Errence Wilson
Would not recommend this book. There are swear words and my child did not like this book. It is a required reading for our fifth grade class but it was unpleasant for my child.Published 2 months ago by Shannon Holifield
A Classic! I read it at age ten and loved it; and my own daughter felt just the same way. Timeless!Published 2 months ago by Elysabeth Ray
An "Okay" book; for a story of an immature, self-centered kid who has been kicked around most of her life, this one is "okay. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ragmop/Sandy
ok first of all the revewer "a kid" said he liked when Gilly didn't like black people so thats just racist and so is parts in this stupid book!!!!!! Read morePublished 4 months ago by James May
Interesting book, a great insight on childhood and importance of friendship at a young age. Another great publication of Karen Paterson.Published 5 months ago by Aurora
I use this book sometimes with my fifth graders, especially if any of them had been in a foster home. Read morePublished 5 months ago by DeePhilly