Item description for Jip, His Story by Katherine Paterson...
Overview 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
Publishers Description After tumbling off the back of a wagon, Jip was brought to live at the town poor farm. He has been content to do chores and tend animals -- until the day the lunatic arrives. Put seems terrifying and less than human, but as the weeks pass, Jip sees the man he truly is. So, when a menacing stranger comes to town, claiming to have been sent by Jip's grieving father, Jip turns to his new friend to make sense of his past. Jip is another triumph from Katherine Paterson -- and fans of her Lyddie are in for a special surprise. " Like Paterson's Newbery-winning Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved, this historically accurate story is full of revelations and surprise...The taut, extremely readable narrative and its tender depictions of friendship and loyalty provide first-rate entertainment."-- "Publishers Weekly," starred review " Maintains its riveting pace from the opening chapter to the final moment when the protagonist triumphs over adversity...Evokes the attitudes and social conditions of the times A1855-1856? in lucent prose."-- "The Horn Book," starred review
Awards and Recognitions Jip, His Story by Katherine Paterson has received the following awards and recognitions -
Young Hoosier Book Award - 2001 Nominee - Grades 4-6 category
California Young Reader Medal - 1999 Nominee - Middle School category
Citations And Professional Reviews Jip, His Story by Katherine Paterson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 968
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2000 page 518
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 508
Publishers Weekly - 10/12/1998
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 690
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 739
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.69" Width: 5.03" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1998
ISBN 0140386742 ISBN13 9780140386745 UPC 051488005995
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More About Katherine Paterson
Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books, including 16 novels for children and young people. She has twice won the Newbery Medal, forBridge to Terabithiain 1978 andJacob Have I Lovedin 1981.The Master Puppeteerwon the National Book Award in 1977 andThe Great Gilly Hopkinswon the National Book Award in 1979 and was also a Newbery Honor Book. For the body of her work she received the Hans Christian Anderson Award in 1998, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2006, and in 2000 was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress. She is a vice-president of theNational Children s Book and Literacy Allianceand is a member of the board of trustees forVermont College of Fine Arts. She is also a honorary lifetime member of theInternational Board of Books for Young Peopleand an Alida Cutts lifetime member of the US section, USBBY. She is the 2010-2011National Ambassador for Young People s Literature."
Katherine Paterson currently resides in Barre, in the state of Vermont.
Reviews - What do customers think about Jip, His Story?
Jip, a character who will make you cry Jan 7, 2008
Jip, his story is a book for children and young adults. Again Katherine Paterson does her best to offer her readers a really touching story. Jip, the cental character, is an orphan who suffers from the cruelty of all adults around him in his struggle to discover his real identity. His adventures, his metaphorical journey towards self - identification captures the reader from the very beginning. It's a historically accurate story placed in Vermont, in the mid 19th century. It presents vividly this dark period of America, dealing with the major theme of slavery and man's quest for freedom. Undoubtedly, it's a novel which not only entertains but also informs and makes people think ...
Jip his story about nothing Mar 14, 2007
This book was lame. The only part I liked was when Sheldon got shot.The lunatic was not crazy. Why did Jip have to fall of a wagon? After a while it got a little better.I am never going to read this again .I can not relate to this story.Jip got adopted by his school teacher.That was real good for him.
Jip his story Mar 14, 2007
This story is kinda confusing but it gets beter in the end. I don't like how Sheldon goes boom. He shoudn't die. I've only read 13 out of 19 chapters and i plan on finishing it but it can get very confusing at times. I hope Jip can find or find ourt about his mother. And i'll write another review when im done mabe but I just want to enjoy the book for now.
Ryan my story Mar 14, 2007
This was lame.I only liked it when Sheldon got shot........actually that and the town drunk was the only excitement.Everyone knew this was the most predictable ever. You knew the teacher was going to adopt him as soon as the words "I like you" fell out his mouth.overall I didn't like this book.Thats why I didn't rate this book.
JIP Mar 14, 2007
This book is pretty confusing. I read the first 5 chapters and it was kind of confusing i didnt get some of the words and they were talking 'Country Talk' which made it hard and wierd. I really didnt get the book.