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Stories of My Life (Paperback) (Katherine Paterson)

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From her childhood in China to the moment she won her first National Book Award, literary icon Katherine Paterson shares the personal stories that inspired her children’s books.Told with her trademark humor and heart, Paterson’s life stories tell tales from her childhood growing up with missionaries, to living as a single woman in Japan, to raising four children in suburban Maryland with her minister husband. Read about the origins of some of her most beloved characters, go behind the scenes to the moments Katherine found out she won her many awards, and more. Filled with personal photos and letters, this is funny, heartwarming history from a legendary name in the field of children’s books.
* What absolutely shines through is Paterson’s warm, self-effacing humor, and extraordinary humility. . . . Like Mark Twain, to whom she is distantly related, Paterson is a true American treasure.”Publishers Weekly, starred reviewHonest, flecked with good humor, and heartrending.”The Horn BookA gift for Paterson fans.”Booklist
From her childhood in China to the moment she won her first National Book Award, literary icon Katherine Paterson shares the personal stories that inspired her children?s books.

Told with her trademark humor and heart, Paterson?s life stories tell tales from her childhood growing up with missionaries, to living as a single woman in Japan, to raising four children in suburban Maryland with her minister husband. Read about the origins of some of her most beloved characters, go behind the scenes to the moments Katherine found out she won her many awards, and more. Filled with personal photos and letters, this is funny, heartwarming history from a legendary name in the field of children?s books.

* What absolutely shines through is Paterson?s warm, self-effacing humor, and extraordinary humility. . . . Like Mark Twain, to whom she is distantly related, Paterson is a true American treasure.?Publishers Weekly, starred review

Honest, flecked with good humor, and heartrending.?The Horn Book

A gift for Paterson fans.?Booklist

Number of Pages: 299
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Authorship, Women
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: Teen
Author: Katherine Paterson
Language: English
Street Date: October 6, 2015
TCIN: 46767305
UPC: 9780147509185
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-7965
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