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Katherine Paterson

Autor(a) de Bridge to Terabithia

82+ Works 48,165 Membros 1,108 Reviews 31 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos


Obras de Katherine Paterson

Bridge to Terabithia (1977) 21,891 cópias
Jacob Have I Loved (1980) 5,594 cópias
The Great Gilly Hopkins (1978) 4,738 cópias
Lyddie (1991) 2,214 cópias
Jip: His Story (1996) 1,341 cópias
The Master Puppeteer (1975) 1,176 cópias
The King's Equal (1992) 1,085 cópias
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks (1990) 1,000 cópias
A Midnight Clear (1995) 845 cópias
The Same Stuff as Stars (2002) 678 cópias
Park's Quest (1989) 667 cópias
Bread and Roses, Too (2006) 543 cópias
Flip-Flop Girl (1994) 531 cópias
The Sign of the Chrysanthemum (1973) 500 cópias
The Smallest Cow in the World (1991) 441 cópias
Preacher's Boy (1999) 403 cópias
Of Nightingales That Weep (1974) 340 cópias
The Day of the Pelican (2009) 331 cópias
The Flint Heart (1910) 268 cópias
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (2011) 257 cópias
Rebels of the Heavenly Kingdom (1983) 247 cópias
The World in 1492 (1992) 193 cópias
My Brigadista Year (2017) 164 cópias
Blueberries for the Queen (2004) 145 cópias
Who Am I? (1966) 89 cópias
The Field of the Dogs (2001) 87 cópias
The Angel and the Donkey (1996) 78 cópias
Stories of My Life (2014) 76 cópias
The Invisible Child (2001) 74 cópias
Marvin One Too Many (2001) 67 cópias
The Night of His Birth (2019) 61 cópias
Lyddie / Jip: His Story (1991) 57 cópias
The Wide-Awake Princess (2000) 32 cópias
Birdie's Bargain (2021) 24 cópias
Bridge to Terabithia [1985 TV movie] (1985) — Screenwriter — 11 cópias
Read for Your Life #11 (2011) 3 cópias
Star of night (1980) 3 cópias
Banditi e marionette 1 exemplar(es)
Katherine Paterson (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
L'Été de tous les secrets (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
The Horn Book Magazine 1 exemplar(es)
Read for Your Life #13 (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Read for Your Life #12 (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Read for Your Life #8 (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Read for Your Life #17 (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Read for Your Life #16 (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Books 1 exemplar(es)
The Way of the Grizzly 1 exemplar(es)
PONTE DE TERABÍTIA 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Pride and Prejudice (1813) — Introdução, algumas edições81,029 cópias
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China (1989)algumas edições3,869 cópias
The Big Book for Peace (1990) — Contribuinte — 829 cópias
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contribuinte — 353 cópias
A Newbery Christmas (1991) — Contribuinte — 290 cópias
A Newbery Halloween (1991) — Contribuinte — 155 cópias
The Big Book For Our Planet (1993) — Editor — 135 cópias
Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About the Future (1999) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old (2002) — Contribuinte — 112 cópias
Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing (2006) — Posfácio — 90 cópias
Acting Out (2008) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
Under the Spell of the Moon: Art for Children from the World's Great Illustrators (2004) — Prefácio, algumas edições65 cópias
The Illustrated Treasury of Modern Literature for Children (1985) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (2011) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
The Swiftly Tilting Worlds of Madeleine L'Engle (1998) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
911: The Book of Help (2002) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
It's Terrific to Be Ten (2000) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
Open Your Eyes: Extraordinary Experiences in Faraway Places (2003) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
The Signet Book of American Essays (2006) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
To Break the Silence (1986) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Lyddie [1996 TV movie] (1996) 5 cópias
Miss Lettie and Me [2002 film] (2002) — Autor — 3 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Paterson, Katherine Womeldorf
Outros nomes
Womeldorf, Katherine (birth)
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Qing Jiang, Jiangsu, China
Locais de residência
Barre, Vermont, USA
Takoma Park, Maryland, USA
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Shanghai, China
King College (BA|English|1954)
Presbyterian School of Christian Education (MA|Bible and Christian Education)
children's book author
Paterson, John (husband)
National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance (vice-president)
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (2006)
Pequena biografia
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)]



This follows the story of Jesse who makes friends with Leslie. The friends explore their creativity where they are the rulers of their own world. This would be a good book to have in the classroom because it will encourage students to explore their creativity and how much it can help them get through issues in their real lives. In mathematics, it isn't always about logic and we want students to explore their creativity and ask questions.
jxm304 | outras 608 resenhas | Apr 28, 2024 |
“It was Leslie who had taken him from the cow pasture into Terabithia and turned him into a king. He had thought that was it. Wasn't king the best you could be? Now it occurred to him that perhaps Terabithia was like a castle where you came to be knighted. After you stayed for a while and grew strong you had to move on. For hadn't Leslie, even in Terabithia, tried to push back the walls of his mind and make him see beyond to the shining world—huge and terrible and beautiful and very fragile? (Handle with care—everything—even the predators.)

Now it was time for him to move out. She wasn't there, so he must go for both of them. It was up to him to pay back to the world in beauty and caring what Leslie had loaned him in vision and strength.
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taurus27 | outras 608 resenhas | Apr 26, 2024 |
I was particularly impressed with Paterson’s writing during Jesse’s grieving process. This portion of the book was weird, messy, confusing, frustrating, and stupid and that is exactly how grieving feels.
Connverser | outras 608 resenhas | Apr 25, 2024 |
I read this because it was assigned to my granddaughter by her dance teacher. So many of the characters were 2 dimensional they detracted from the book. People in schools and famiies can be difficult, but the negative behavior was extreme. I appreciated tht children saw they could take agency and develop safe activities. They could also accept help when offered. And life does continue after a loss when we expand the number of people we are willing to interact with.
suesbooks | outras 608 resenhas | Apr 6, 2024 |


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