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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)
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Park's Quest 567 copies, 9 reviews
Bread and Roses, Too 488 copies, 24 reviews
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Flip-Flop Girl 422 copies, 7 reviews
Come Sing, Jimmy Jo 341 copies, 1 review
Preacher's Boy 338 copies, 2 reviews
The Smallest Cow in the World 322 copies, 7 reviews
Of Nightingales That Weep 305 copies, 2 reviews
The Day of the Pelican 277 copies, 16 reviews
The Flint Heart 231 copies, 13 reviews
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Images of God 61 copies
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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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