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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.
If I cold give this book more than 5 stars, I would. This Newbery Medal winner by Katherine Paterson, author of "Bridge to Terabithia," is a must read middle grade novel. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Penelope Anne Cole
This is a good book though I personally wish there was more to it perhaps a sequel.Published 19 days ago by jonathan burmeister
A boring book without much of a story. Even the fact that it takes place on the Chesapeake Bay, right near where I live, couldn't save it. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Boo Boo Jones
I was hooked from the very beginning! The author made me feel for Wheeze the main character more than I thought I would.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I don't know why this book got the critical praise it did. It starts like gangbusters, but peters out halfway through, after a great storm has changed life for the heroine and all... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nina A. Schwartz
This is a very disappointing book that did not deserve a Newberry Medal. I would definitely not want my children to read this!Published 3 months ago by Athena