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Paterson, Katherine

Works: 367 works in 1,842 publications in 24 languages and 106,799 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Drama  Folklore  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  Legends  Film adaptations  Biography 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Lyricist, Performer, Translator, Creator
Classifications: PZ7.P273, [FIC]
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Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson( Book )

265 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 11,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All summer, Jess pushed himself to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade, and when the year's first school-yard race was run, he was going to win. But his victory was stolen by a newcomer, by a girl, one who didn't even know enough to stay on the girls' side of the playground. Then, unexpectedly, Jess finds himself sticking up for Leslie, for the girl who breaks rules and wins races. The friendship between the two grows as Jess guides the city girl through the pitfalls of life in their small, rural town, and Leslie draws him into the imaginary world of magic and ceremony called Terabithia. Here, Leslie and Jess rule supreme among the oaks and evergreens, safe from the bullies and ridicule of the mundane world. Safe until an unforeseen tragedy forces Jess to reign in Terabithia alone, and both worlds are forever changed. In this poignant, beautifully rendered novel, Katherine Paterson weaves a powerful story of friendship and courage
Jacob have I loved by Katherine Paterson( Book )

130 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 7,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feeling deprived all her life of schooling, friends, mother, and even her name by her twin sister, Louise finally begins to find her identity
The great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson( Book )

157 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 6,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eleven-year-old Gilly has been stuck in more foster families than she can remember, and she's disliked them all. She has a reputation for being brash, brilliant, and completely unmanageable, and that's the way she likes it. So when she's sent to live with the Trotters--by far the strangest family yet--she knows it's only a temporary problem. Gilly decides to put her sharp mind to work to get out of there fast. She's determined to no longer be a foster kid. Before long, she's devised an elaborate scheme to get her real mother to come rescue her. But unfortunately, the plan doesn't work out quite as she hoped it would" -- Page [2] of cover
Lyddie by Katherine Paterson( Book )

62 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 11 languages and held by 4,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impoverished Vermont farm girl Lyddie Worthen is determined to gain her independence by becoming a factory worker in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 1840s
Bread and roses, too by Katherine Paterson( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Persian and held by 3,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Rosa and thirteen-year-old Jake form an unlikely friendship as they try to survive and understand the 1912 Bread and Roses strike of mill workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts
Jip : his story by Katherine Paterson( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While living on a Vermont poor farm during 1855 and 1856, Jip learns his identity and that of his mother and comes to understand how he arrived at this place
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson( Recording )

75 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm
Come sing, Jimmy Jo by Katherine Paterson( Book )

33 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in 7 languages and held by 2,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An 11-year-old boy's gift for singing country music brings him closer to his performing family, but not without heartache
Park's quest by Katherine Paterson( Book )

32 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 2,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old Park makes some startling discoveries when he travels to his grandfather's farm in Virginia to learn about his father who died in the Vietnam War
The tale of the mandarin ducks by Katherine Paterson( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and French and held by 2,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pair of mandarin ducks, separated by a cruel lord who wishes to possess the drake for his colorful beauty, reward a compassionate couple who risk their lives to reunite the ducks
The master puppeteer by Katherine Paterson( Book )

35 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thirteen-year-old boy describes the poverty and discontent of eighteenth century Osaka and the world of puppeteers in which he lives
Flip-flop girl by Katherine Paterson( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uprooted following the death of their father, nine-year-old Vinnie and her five-year-old brother, Mason, cope in different ways -- one in silence -- but both with the help of Lupe, the flip-flop girl
The same stuff as stars by Katherine Paterson( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Angel's self-absorbed mother leaves her and her younger brother with their poor great-grandmother, the eleven-year-old girl worries not only about her mother and brother, her imprisoned father, the frail old woman, but also about a mysterious man who begins sharing with her the wonder of the stars
Preacher's boy by Katherine Paterson( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1899, ten-year-old Robbie, son of a preacher in a small Vermont town, gets himself into all kinds of trouble when he decides to give up being Christian in order to make the most of his life before the end of the world
The king's equal by Katherine Paterson( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 2,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to wear the crown of the kingdom, an arrogant young prince must find an equal in his bride. Instead, he finds someone far better than he
Blueberries for the Queen by John Paterson( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1942, when Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands lives down the road from his family's house in Massachusetts, young William decides to take her some of the blueberries he has picked. Includes historical notes. In 1942 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, living in exile after the Nazi invasion of her country, spent the summer in Lee, Massachusetts, with her daughter and granddaughters. The following is based on a true story.... It's summertime in New England during World War II, and a boy named William likes to imagine at bedtime that he is a brave knight fighting great battles to end the war. But in the morning he is always just William again, not big enough to contribute to the war effort like the rest of his family. Then a real queen moves in just down the road: Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. William's parents explain that the queen has been forced out of her country because of the war. Now William has his chance to do something. It may not be war work -- it's more like peace work -- but that makes all the difference. Susan Jeffers's dramatic illustrations portray the compelling contrast between William'simagination and the real events in the story, which are based on an actual incident in John Paterson's childhood. Visually stunning, with an evocative, poignant telling, this is the picture-book art form at its finest
Marvin's best Christmas present ever by Katherine Paterson( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marvin wants to make a great Christmas present for his parents that will last forever
The smallest cow in the world by Katherine Paterson( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though Rosie is the meanest cow in the herd, five-year-old Marvin is inconsolable when she is sold and he and his family move to another dairy farm
Of nightingales that weep by Katherine Paterson( Book )

28 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vain young daughter of a samurai find her comfortable life ripped apart when opposing warrior clans begin a struggle for imperial control of Japan
Parzival : the quest of the Grail Knight by Katherine Paterson( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the Arthurian legend in which Parzival, unaware of his noble birth, comes of age through his quest for the Holy Grail
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Bridge to Terabithia
Alternative Names
Katherine Paterson amerikansk frfattare

Katherine Paterson amerikansk skribent

Katherine Paterson crivaine amricaine

Katherine Paterson scrittrice statunitense

Katherine Paterson US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Patersonov, Katherine 1932-

Кетрін Патерсон

Патерсон, Кэтрин американская писательница

פטרסון, קתרין 1932-

קת'רין פטרסון

كاترينا باتيرسون

کاترین پترسون نویسنده آمریکایی

캐서린 패터슨


パターソン, キャサリン

Jacob have I lovedThe great Gilly HopkinsLyddieBread and roses, tooJip : his storyBridge to TerabithiaCome sing, Jimmy JoPark's quest