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Katherine Paterson was born in Qing Jiang, Jiangsu, China in 1932. She attended King College in Bristol, Tennessee and then graduate school in Virginia where she studied Bible and Christian education. Before going to graduate school, she was a teacher for one year and after graduate school, she moved to Japan to be a missionary. Her first book, Sign of the Chrysanthemum was published in 1991. Other titles to follow included The Bridge to Terabithia and Jacod Have I Loved which both won her a Newbery Award, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Lyddie and The Master Puppeteer. In addition to the Newbery Award, she is the recipient of numerous others including the Scott O'Dell Award, the National Book Award for Children's Literature, the American Book Award, the American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults Award and the New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year Award. She was also honored with the Hans Christian Anderson Award. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Bridge to Terabithia… (more)
Bridge to Terabithia 20,697 copies, 599 reviews
Jacob Have I Loved 5,392 copies, 71 reviews
The Great Gilly Hopkins 4,560 copies, 156 reviews
Lyddie 2,114 copies, 27 reviews
Jip: His Story 1,278 copies, 15 reviews
The Master Puppeteer 1,114 copies, 6 reviews
The King's Equal 1,033 copies, 10 reviews
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks 932 copies, 8 reviews
A Midnight Clear 798 copies, 9 reviews
The Same Stuff as Stars 645 copies, 13 reviews
Park's Quest 638 copies, 9 reviews
Bread and Roses, Too 524 copies, 25 reviews
Flip-Flop Girl 503 copies, 8 reviews
The Sign of the Chrysanthemum 476 copies, 1 review
The Smallest Cow in the World 413 copies, 7 reviews
Preacher's Boy 384 copies, 2 reviews
Of Nightingales That Weep 329 copies, 2 reviews
The Day of the Pelican 315 copies, 16 reviews
The Flint Heart 258 copies, 13 reviews
Rebels of the Heavenly Kingdom 237 copies, 2 reviews
Brother Sun, Sister Moon 236 copies, 11 reviews
The World in 1492 181 copies, 1 review
My Brigadista Year 154 copies, 16 reviews
Blueberries for the Queen 140 copies, 6 reviews
Who Am I? 85 copies
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Stories of My Life 71 copies, 1 review
Images of God 70 copies
The Angel and the Donkey 70 copies, 3 reviews
Marvin One Too Many 64 copies, 1 review
Lyddie / Jip: His Story 55 copies, 1 review
The Night of His Birth 53 copies, 6 reviews
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A Newbery Halloween (Contributor) 411 copies, 3 reviews
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (Contributor) 330 copies, 7 reviews
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Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old (Contributor) 91 copies, 10 reviews
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Katherine Paterson was born in China, where she spent part of her early childhood.   After her education in China and the American South, she spent four years in Japan.  Mrs. Paterson has received numerous awards for her writing.  Mrs. Paterson lives with her husband in Vermont.  They have four grown children.  {adapted from Bridge to Terabithia (1977)]
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