Katherine Paterson

American children's writer born and mainly raised in China

Katherine Womeldorf Paterson (born October 31, 1932) is a Chinese-born American writer best known for children's novels. For four different books published 1975-1980, she won two Newbery Medals and two National Book Awards. She is one of three people to win the two major international awards; for "lasting contribution to children's literature" she won the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing in 1998 and for her career contribution to "children's and young adult literature in the broadest sense" she won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award from the Swedish Arts Council in 2006, the biggest monetary prize in children's literature. Also for her body of work she was awarded the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature in 2007 and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal from the American Library Association in 2013. She was the second U.S. National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, serving 2010 and 2011.
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works

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Park's Quest

1988 children's novel written by Katherine Paterson

author: Katherine Paterson

1988

Bridge to Terabithia

American children's novel, 1977, by Katherine Paterson

author: Katherine Paterson

1977

Come Sing, Jimmy Jo

1985 children's book by Katherine Paterson

author: Katherine Paterson

1985

Flip-Flop Girl

1994 children's novel by Katherine Paterson

author: Katherine Paterson

1994

Jacob Have I Loved

American children's novel, 1980

author: Katherine Paterson

1980

Jip, His Story

1996 children's book by Katherine Paterson

author: Katherine Paterson

1996

Lyddie

1991 children's novel by Katherine Paterson

author: Katherine Paterson

1991

Of Nightingales That Weep

book by Katherine Paterson

author: Katherine Paterson

1974

Bread and Roses, Too

2006 children's novel written by Katherine Paterson

author: Katherine Paterson

2006

Preacher's Boy

1999 children's novel by Katherine Paterson

author: Katherine Paterson

1999

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