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Stories of My Life

Katherine Paterson

  • 9/12/2022
  • 0664267815
  • 978-0-664-26781-0
  • Hardback
  • In Stock

Product Details

  • Hardback
  • 320
  • 6 x 9
  • 23.00 oz

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“Paterson’s legions of fans, young and old, will welcome this peek into her life and process.” -Kirkus Reviews

“Paterson’s life story is full of adventures. . . . A highly recommended read.” -Book Page

“Honest, flecked with good humor, and heartrending.” -The Horn Book

“This set of personal tales offers the same openness and vibrant detail that helped Paterson garner Newbery Medals and National Book Awards. . . . For those of us never invited to dinner in Paterson’s undoubtedly welcoming home, this book allows us to at least imagine the stories we might hear while doing the dishes.” -School Library Journal

“‘Sometimes I can’t believe my own life,’ writes Paterson in these autobiographical stories about her missionary parents, her childhood in China and the U.S., and her career—first as a missionary herself and, after marriage and motherhood, as one of the most decorated authors in children’s literature. . . . What absolutely shines through is Paterson’s warm, self-effacing humor, and the extraordinary humility of a writer who has won two National Book Awards, two Newbery Medals, and the Hans Christian Andersen Medal. Like Mark Twain, to whom she is distantly related, Paterson is a true American treasure.” -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Praise for Stories of My Life

“This book is a valentine. It is Katherine’s valentine to her parents and to her children. It is her valentine to life and to stories. It is her valentine to us.” -from Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo’s foreword