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Katherine Paterson

Auteur de Le Secret de Térabithia

77+ oeuvres 47,112 utilisateurs 1,101 critiques 31 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

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 afficher plus 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) afficher moins


Œuvres de Katherine Paterson

Le Secret de Térabithia (1977) 21,381 exemplaires
Jacob Have I Loved (1980) 5,518 exemplaires
The Great Gilly Hopkins (1978) 4,654 exemplaires
Lyddie (1991) 2,166 exemplaires
Jip: His Story (1996) 1,306 exemplaires
The Master Puppeteer (1975) 1,147 exemplaires
The King's Equal (1992) 1,059 exemplaires
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks (1990) 974 exemplaires
A Midnight Clear (1995) 819 exemplaires
The Same Stuff as Stars (2002) 668 exemplaires
Park's Quest (1989) 651 exemplaires
Bread and Roses, Too (2006) 537 exemplaires
Flip-Flop Girl (1994) 515 exemplaires
The Sign of the Chrysanthemum (1973) 490 exemplaires
The Smallest Cow in the World (1991) 428 exemplaires
Come Sing, Jimmy Jo (A Puffin Novel) (1985) 400 exemplaires
Preacher's Boy (1999) 396 exemplaires
Of Nightingales That Weep (1974) 336 exemplaires
The Day of the Pelican (2009) 323 exemplaires
The Flint Heart (1910) 263 exemplaires
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (2011) 252 exemplaires
Rebels of the Heavenly Kingdom (1983) 242 exemplaires
The World in 1492 (1992) 190 exemplaires
Marvin's Best Christmas Present Ever (1997) 159 exemplaires
My Brigadista Year (2017) 158 exemplaires
Blueberries for the Queen (2004) 141 exemplaires
Who Am I? (1966) 87 exemplaires
The Field of the Dogs (2001) 84 exemplaires
Stories of My Life (2014) 75 exemplaires
The Angel and the Donkey (1996) 75 exemplaires
The Invisible Child (2001) 74 exemplaires
Marvin One Too Many (2001) 64 exemplaires
The Night of His Birth (2019) 60 exemplaires
Lyddie / Jip: His Story (1991) 56 exemplaires
Celia and the Sweet, Sweet Water (1998) 36 exemplaires
The Wide-Awake Princess (2000) 32 exemplaires
Birdie's Bargain (2021) 24 exemplaires
Bridge to Terabithia [1985 TV movie] (1985) — Screenwriter — 11 exemplaires
Read for Your Life #11 (2011) 3 exemplaires
Star of night (1980) 3 exemplaires
Back to Terabithia 2 exemplaires
Katherine Paterson (2000) 1 exemplaire
L'Été de tous les secrets (1994) 1 exemplaire
Banditi e marionette 1 exemplaire
Books 1 exemplaire
Read for Your Life #13 (2011) 1 exemplaire
Read for Your Life #12 (2011) 1 exemplaire
Read for Your Life #8 (2010) 1 exemplaire
Read for Your Life #17 (2011) 1 exemplaire
Read for Your Life #16 (2011) 1 exemplaire

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Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers (1999) — Contributeur — 316 exemplaires
A Newbery Christmas (1991) — Contributeur — 284 exemplaires
When I Was Your Age, Volume One: Original Stories About Growing Up (1996) — Contributeur — 222 exemplaires
A Newbery Halloween (1991) — Contributeur — 151 exemplaires
The Big Book For Our Planet (1993) — Directeur de publication — 133 exemplaires
Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About the Future (1999) — Contributeur — 121 exemplaires
Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old (2002) — Contributeur — 109 exemplaires
Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing (2006) — Postface — 89 exemplaires
Worlds of Childhood: The Art and Craft of Writing for Children (1990) — Contributeur — 87 exemplaires
Acting Out (2008) — Contributeur — 66 exemplaires
Under the Spell of the Moon: Art for Children from the World's Great Illustrators (2004) — Avant-propos, quelques éditions65 exemplaires
The Illustrated Treasury of Modern Literature for Children (1985) — Contributeur — 64 exemplaires
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (2011) — Contributeur — 61 exemplaires
The Swiftly Tilting Worlds of Madeleine L'Engle (1998) — Contributeur — 61 exemplaires
911: The Book of Help (2002) — Contributeur — 49 exemplaires
It's Terrific to Be Ten (2000) — Contributeur — 48 exemplaires
Open Your Eyes: Extraordinary Experiences in Faraway Places (2003) — Contributeur — 41 exemplaires
The Signet Book of American Essays (2006) — Contributeur — 36 exemplaires
Totally Middle School: Tales of Friends, Family, and Fitting In (2018) — Contributeur — 17 exemplaires
To Break the Silence (1986) — Contributeur — 9 exemplaires
Lyddie [1996 TV movie] (1996) 5 exemplaires
Miss Lettie and Me [2002 film] (2002) — Auteur — 3 exemplaires


Partage des connaissances

Nom légal
Paterson, Katherine Womeldorf
Autres noms
Womeldorf, Katherine (birth)
Date de naissance
Lieu de naissance
Qing Jiang, Jiangsu, China
Lieux de résidence
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)
Prix et distinctions
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (2006)
Courte biographie
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)]



I read this book because it won the John Newberry Medal in 1977 and, more recently, perennially turns up on banned book lists. What could be so bad about an award-winning children’s book? The answer is “nothing.” Now having read it, for the life of me, I cannot find one objectionable thing about it. No sex, no race, no gender or sexuality. No curse words. No violence.
bschweiger | 602 autres critiques | Feb 4, 2024 |
This book is gentle and real, tracing the story of an orphan in 1800’s Vermont during the Industrial Revolution. It deals with tougher topics and is well written. It took me and my students a very long time to read as nothing really happens in the book, or at least at a very slow pace. Unsure whether I will keep it in the curriculum for next year.
Aidan767 | 28 autres critiques | Feb 1, 2024 |
kslade | 2 autres critiques | Jan 11, 2024 |
I agreed to facilitate a book club for a group of homeschool kids who are reading novels related to the period in history that they are studying. First up was the Industrial Revolution! This book got mediocre reviews from the kids, but I really liked it. Lyddie's not the most lovable character, but her work ethic was so intense you had to be awed by her. I loved that she would tell herself (in her unfailingly modest way) that she could do anything because she once stared down a bear. Even the kids who were lukewarm on the book had to admit the way Lyddie fiercely fights for her family's future was impressive. I also found her relationship with money to be so interesting. She gives all her money away at one point, but later is a hardened skinflint.

In the book group we talked about child labor, labor reform, what it would be like to work at 14-hour day, and what we thought happened to Lyddie's father.
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LibrarianDest | 28 autres critiques | Jan 3, 2024 |


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