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Katherine Paterson. Katherine Paterson. Born: October 31,1932 Place of Birth: Qing Jiang, China Maiden Name: Katherine Womeldorf Parents: George and Mary Womeldorf Her parents were Americans working in China as Christian missionaries Katherine is the middle of 5 children.

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Katherine paterson

Katherine Paterson


Katherine paterson1

Katherine Paterson

  • Born: October 31,1932

  • Place of Birth: Qing Jiang, China

  • Maiden Name: Katherine Womeldorf

  • Parents: George and Mary Womeldorf

  • Her parents were Americans working in China as Christian missionaries

  • Katherine is the middle of 5 children


Childhood

Childhood

  • Katherine lived in China till 1937 when Japan was invaded andthe family was forced to move to North Carolina

  • The family returned to China but returned to the United States again when World War II broke out

  • Unable to go back to China, Katherine’s family lived in many different towns throughout North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia

  • Katherine moved to eighteen different places by the time she was eighteen years old


Young adult

young adult

  • Katherine attended King College in Bristol, Tennessee where she earned a degree in English in 1954

  • She spent a year teaching 6th grade in a rural school in Northern Virginia

    • She would use these students as the basis for her characters in Bridge to Terabitha

  • Katherine earned her Master’s Degree in Bible and Christian Education from Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia

  • In 1957, Katherine moved to Japan to work as a missionary


Family life

Family Life

  • Katherine moved to New York to continue her education in 1962. It was there that she met and married a Presbyterian Pastor named John Paterson

  • They have four children, Elizabeth, Mary, John, and David. Mary and Elizabeth are both adopted.

  • Katherine and John have seven grandchildren


Early writings

early writings

  • As a child, Katherine enjoyed writing plays for her friends to act out

  • Her career as professional writer began in 1964 when the Presbyterian church asked her to write curriculum for 5th and 6th graders

  • After the books were finished, she decided she wanted to be a writer. But now she wanted to write fiction

  • Katherine wrote many things but none of them were published

  • Finally, a friend convinced her to take a creative writing course

  • It was in this class that she wrote her first children’s novel The Sign of the Chrysanthemum which was published in 1976.


Writings styles ideas

Writings Styles & ideas

  • The settings in Mrs. Paterson’s books are often places that she has lived such as Japan, China, and many different places up and down the east coast of the United States

  • Katherine sometimes uses her books to deal with issues in her own life

    • For example, she wrote:

      • Bridge to Terabitha to deal with the sudden death of her son’s best friend

      • The Great Gilly Hopkins after she had a foster child for two months that they could not handle

      • Come Sing, Jimmy Jo to help her deal with her new found fame and her personal shyness


Writing styles ideas

Writing styles & Ideas

  • Katherine’s characters are usually on a quest to find themselves

  • Her work portrays strong characters who are set apart or cast out of society

  • Katherine’s books help to put a human face on the people who are different

    • Her books on China and Japan introduce her readers to two culture very different from their own

  • Her writings also display a deep insight into human nature and deal with the vast realm of human emotions


Life today

Life today

  • A motion picture has been produced based on the book Bridge to Terabitha. The movie premiered in 2007

  • Her newest book, The Day of the Pelican, was published in 2009

  • Katherine is National Ambassador for Young Peoples Literature

  • She is the Vice President of National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance

  • Katherine currently lives with her husband in Barrie, Vermont


Children s novels

Children’s Novels

  • The Sign of the Chrysanthemum, 1973.

  • Of Nightingales That Weep, 1974.

  • The Master Puppeteer, 1975.

  • Bridge to Terabithia, 1977.

  • The Great Gilly Hopkins, 1978.

  • Jacob Have I Loved, 1980.

  • Rebels of the Heavenly Kingdom, 1983.

  • Come Sing, Jimmy Jo, 1985.

  • Park's Quest, 1988.

  • Lyddie, 1991.

  • Flip-Flop Girl, 1994.

  • Jip, His Story, 1996.

  • Parzival: The Quest of the Grail Knight, 1998.

  • Preacher’s Boy, 1999.

  • The Same Stuff as Stars, 2002

  • Bread and Roses, Too, 2006

  • The Day of the Pelican, 2009


Picture and i can read books

Picture and I can read Books

  • The Angel and the Donkey, 1996.

  • The King's Equal, 1996

  • Celia and the Sweet, Sweet Water, 1998.

  • Tale of the Mandarin Ducks, 1990.

  • The Wide-Awake Princess, 2000.

  • Blueberries for the Queen, 2004.

  • Brother Sun, Sister Moon: Saint Francis of Assisi's Canticle of the Creatures, 2011

  • The Field of the Dogs, 2001.

  • Marvin One Too Many, 2001.

  • Marvin’s Best Christmas Present Ever, 1997.

  • The Smallest Cow in the World, 1991.


Non fiction and christmas books

non-fiction and Christmas books

  • Gates of Excellence: On Reading and Writing Books for Children, 1981.

  • Consider the Lilies: Plants of the Bible, 1986.

  • The Spying Heart: More Thoughts on Reading and Writing Books for Children, 1989.

  • Who Am I?, 1992.

  • A Sense of Wonder: On Reading and Writing Books for Children, 1995 (combined text of Gates of Excellence and The Spying Heart)

  • The Invisible Child: On Reading and Writing Books for Children, 2001

  • Angels & Other Strangers: Family Christmas Stories, 1979.

  • A Midnight Clear: Twelve Family Stories for the Christmas Season, 1995.

  • Star of Night: Stories for Christmas, 1980.


Bridge to terabithia

Bridge to terabithia

  • Written by: Katherine Paterson

  • Main Characters: 10 year olds - Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke

  • Setting: Rural Northern Virginia in the 1970s

  • Summary of the Story:

    • Jess lives with his parents and four sisters. He has one goal in life to be the fastest runner in fifth grade. Though no one knows what a really good artist he is.

    • However, a strange new girl, Leslie Burke, enters his class and things begin to change.

    • They become great friends and create a magical world in their minds. In this new world, Terabithia, they rule as king and queen

    • But when tragedy strikes everything changes for Jess again


Jacob have i loved

Jacob Have I Loved

  • Written by: Katherine Paterson

  • Main Characters: Louise Bradshaw, Caroline Bradshaw, and Call Purnell

  • Setting: Rass Island on the Chesapeake Bay in the 1940s

  • Summary of the Story:

    • Louise lives with her family on a small island on the Chesapeake. She is a tom boy who makes money by crabbing with her best friend Call

    • Her twin sister, Caroline, is not only a great singer but she is also beautiful

    • Louise is terribly jealous of her twin sister. She hates how everyone fawns over her sister and ignores her. She is desperate for her own world away from her sister

    • When her best friend tells her he’s going to marry Caroline, Louise knows she must find a new life away from the island


The great gilly hopkins

The Great Gilly Hopkins

  • Written by: Katherine Paterson

  • Main Characters: Galadriel “Gilly” Hopkins, Trotter, William Ernest

  • Setting: Small town in Maryland in the 1970s

  • Summary of the Story:

    • 11 year old, Gilly Hopkins, has been in the foster system since she was 3. She has been in 3 foster homes in the past year. Gilly knows she can only depend on herself

    • Gilly’s goal in life is to make her foster family and teachers as miserable as possible so they send her back to her beautiful mother

    • They send her to the Trotters, the weirdest foster family she’s ever had. She immediately started cooking up plans for getting back to her mother

    • After a while she realizes that life at the Trotter’s isn’t so bad. However something is about to backfire in Gilly’s life.


Lyddie

Lyddie

  • Written by: Katherine Paterson

  • Main Characters: LyddieWenthon

  • Setting: New England in the 1840s

  • Summary of the Story:

    • Lyddie lives on a small farm in Vermont. Her father ran off 3 years ago so her and her brother Charlie runs the farm

    • One day, Lyddie’s mother hires out Charlie and her to help pay off their father’s debt.

    • Lyddie works in a tavern for a year until she decides to run off to Lowell, Mass. to become a factory girl

    • Now she works in factory were she works as hard as she can and saves as much money as possible. Her goal is to pay off her father’s debt and return to her farm.


Awards for katherine paterson s books

Awards for Katherine Paterson’s books

  • Bread and Roses, Too

    • New York Public Library Best Books for Teen Age, 2007

    • Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year, 2007

    • VOYA's 2006 Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers

    • Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, 2007

    • Christopher Award, 2006

    • Parents' Choice Gold Medal, Fall 2006, Historical Fiction

  • The Same Stuff as Stars

    • Co-winner of the Paterson Prize 2003

    • Honor Book for The Red Mitten, Judy Lopez Memorial, and Jane

    • Addams Awards 2003

  • Preacher's Boy

    • Parents' Choice 1999 Story Book Award

    • Jefferson Cup of Virginia Library Association


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Awards for Katherine Paterson’s books

  • Jip, His Story

    • The Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction 1997

    • Parents' Choice 1996 Story Book Award

    • Parents' Choice 1999 Paperback Book Honor

  • Flip-Flop Girl

    • ALA Notable Children's Book

    • School Library Journal Best Book

    • American Bookseller Spring Pick of the Lists for Middle Readers

    • New York Public Library - 100 titles for Reading and Sharing

  • Lyddie

    • Honor Book of the International Board of Books for Young People 1994

    • ALA Best Book for Young Adults

    • ALA Notable Children's Book

    • American Bookseller Pick of the Lists

    • IBBY Honor Book


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Awards for Katherine Paterson’s books

  • The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks

    • Boston Globe/Horn Book Picture Book Award 1991

    • The New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Books

    • American Bookseller Pick of the Lists

    • Booklist Editors' Choice

  • Park's Quest

    • American Bookseller Pick of the Lists

    • NCSS_CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies

    • IRA-CBC Children's Choice

    • Learning Choice

    • Library of Congress Books for Children

    • Child Study Assocation Children's Books of the Year

    • The Horn Book Fanfare Honor List


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Awards for Katherine Paterson’s books

  • The Tongue-Cut Sparrow

    • Parent's Choice Award

    • NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies

    • IRA-CBC Children's Choice

    • Child Study Association Children's Books of the Year

    • CCBC Choice

    • Library of Congress Books for Children

  • Come Sing, Jimmy Jo

    • Parents' Choice Award

    • School Library Journal Best Books

    • CCBC Choice Booklist Editors' Choice

  • Rebels of the Heavenly Kingdom

    • Parents' Choice Award

    • NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies

    • Child Study Assoc. Children's Books of the Year


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Awards for Katherine Paterson’s books

  • Jacob Have I Loved

    • Newbery Medal 1981

    • ALA Notable Children's Book 1976-1980

    • School Library Journal Best Books of 1980

    • Best of the 80's YA Novels (English Journal)

    • Best of the 80's (ALA Booklist)

  • The Great Gilly Hopkins

    • National Book Award 1979

    • Newbery Honor Award 1979

    • Honor Book, Jane Addams Children's Book Awards 1979

    • Christopher Award, 1979

    • American Library Association Notable Children's Books 1978

    • School Library Journal Best book of 1978

  • Of Nightingales that Weep

    • Phoenix Award Children's Literature Association 1994

    • ALA Notable Children's Books 1974


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Awards for Katherine Paterson’s books

  • Bridge to Terabithia

    • JanuszKorczak Medal (Poland) 1981

    • Silver Pencil Award (Netherlands) 1981

    • Newbery Medal 1978

    • ALA Notable Children's Books 1977

    • School Library Journal Best Book of 1977

    • Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, 1978

    • Le Grand Prix des JeunesLecturs (France), 1986

    • 1986 Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award

  • The Master Puppeteer

    • National Book Award for Children's Literature 1977

    • Edgar Allen Poe Special Award, Mystery Writers of America 1977

    • Citation from The Puppeteers of America, Inc. 1978

    • ALA Notable Children's Books 1976

    • School Library Journal Best Book of Spring, 1976


Awards for katherine paterson s body of work

Awards for Katherine Paterson's body of work

  • Massachusetts Reading Association Lifetime Award

  • NSK Neustadt Award (University of Oklahoma), 2007

  • Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, Swedish Government, 2006

  • Literary Light, Boston Public Library 2000

  • Living Legend, Library of Congress 2000

  • New York Public Library Lion 1998

  • Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Writing 1998

  • Who's Who in American Women 1995 to present


Awards for katherine paterson s body of work1

Awards for Katherine Paterson's body of work

  • King College, Outstanding Alumnus 1993-1994

  • Education Press Friend of Education Award 1993

  • Anne V. Zarrow Award Tulsa Public Library 1993

  • New England Book Award 1992

  • Regina Medal, Catholic Library Association 1988

  • Children's Literature Award, Keene State College 1987

  • Kerlan Award, University of Minnesota 1983

  • University of Southern Mississippi Medallion 1983

  • US Nominee Hans Christian Andersen Medal 1979

  • The Union Medal, Union Theological Seminary New York


Online resources

Online resources

  • Katherine Pattern @ Web English Teacher

    • http://www.webenglishteacher.com/paterson.html#bio

    • This site has lesson plans and activities for Bridge to Terabithia, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Jacob Have I Loved, Lyddie, The Master Puppeteer, and Same Stuff of Stars. It also has a biography on Katherine Paterson

  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson Scholastic.com

    • http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3751208

    • This site provides lesson plans on Bridge to Terabithia

  • Bridge to Terabithia

    • http://rmtc.fsdb.k12.fl.us/content/terabithia.html

    • This site provides links to sites that will help teachers teach Bridge to Terabitha


Online resources1

Online resources

  • Interactive Workshop- In Search of a Novel

    • http://www.learner.org/workshops/isonovel/Pages/Bridgepage.html

    • This site gives a two day lesson plan for Bridge to Terabithia as well links to other activities on the book

  • Katherine Paterson- Bridge to Terabithia, Lyddie

    • http://literature.pppst.com/PQR/katherine-paterson.html

    • This site provides Power Points, lesson plans and study guides for Bridge to Terabithia and Lyddie

  • Literature: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

    • http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/1805?locale=en

    • This provides links to internet sites that can be used while teaching Bridge to Terabithia


Online resources2

Online resources

  • TeachersFirst- Katherine Paterson

    • http://www.teachersfirst.com/tchr-keyword.cfm?keyword=paterson&lower=1&upper=12&Submit4=Search%2Bby%2Bkeyword

    • This site provides links to lesson plans to different Katherine Paterson books

  • Teacher’s Guide: Bridge to Terabithia

    • http://www.teachervision.com.au/fiction/printable/64764.html

    • This site provides a teachers guide for Bridge to Terabithia

  • Lyddie by Katherine Paterson

    • http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/lyddie.html

    • This site provides talking points, activities, and related books for the book Lyddie


Online resources3

Online resources

  • Beyond Books- Reading Between the Line

    • http://www.beyondbooks.com/lit71/1.asp

    • This provides ways for teachers to introduce and discuss different themes found in Bridge to Terabithia

  • The Stories of Katherine Paterson: Interdisciplinary Teaching Units and the Development of Social Skills

    • http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search

    • This is article detailing units for the books The Great Gilly Hopkins, Jacob Have I Loved, and Bridge to Terabithia

  • Middle School English

    • http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/curric/middle/eng/6.html

    • This provides links to lesson plans and activities for Lyddieand Park’s Quest


Final thoughts from katherine paterson

Final Thoughts from Katherine Paterson

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=9xj8ITyKQaQ


Bibliography

Bibliography

Annenberg Channel. Interactive Workshop- In Search of a Novel. Annenberg Foundation, 2011. Web. 30 March 2011.

Beyond Books. Beyond Books- Reading Between the Line. Apex Learning Inc, 2007. Web. 30 March 2011.

Leonardi, Roy & Leonardi, Bonnie. “The Stories of Katherine Paterson: Interdisciplinary Teaching Units and the Development of Social Skills.” (2000): 1-22. ERIC. Web. 30 March 2011.

Martin, Phillip. Katherine Paterson- Bridge to Terabithia, Lyddie. Phillip Martin, 2011. Web. 30 March 2011.

Network for Instructional TV. TeachersFirst- Katherine Paterson. Network for Instructional TV, 2006. Web. 30 March 2011.

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Bibliography1

Bibliography

Otis, Rebecca. Lyddie by Katherine Paterson. Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site, 2010. Web. 30 March 2011.

Paterson, Katherine. Bridge to Terabithia. New York: HarperCollins, 1977.

Paterson, Katherine. The Great Gilly Hopkins. New York: HarperCollins, 1978.

Paterson, Katherine. Jacob Have I loved. New York: HarperCollins, 1980.

Paterson, Katherine. Lyddie. New York: Penguin Books, 1990.

Paterson, Katherine. Official Website of Katherine Paterson. Katherine Paterson, 2011. Web. 30 March 2011.


Bibliography2

Bibliography

Resource Materials & Technology Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Bridge to Terabithia. Resource Materials & Technology Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 7 February 2008. Web. 30 March 2011.

Scholastic Inc. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. Scholastic Inc, 2011. Web. 30 March 2011.

Scholastic Inc. Katherine Paterson. Scholastic Inc, 2011. Web. 30 March 2011.

Sutton, Rodger. “An Interview with Katherine Paterson.” Horn Book Magazine (2010): 10-14. EBSCOhost. Web. 30 March 2011.

TeacherVision. Teacher’s Guide: Bridge to Terabithia. Family Education Network , 2011. Web. 30 March 2011.


Bibliography3

Bibliography

University of Missouri. Literature: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. University of Missouri, 27 January 2011. Web. 30 March 2011.

Web English Teacher. Katherine Pattern @ Web English Teacher. Web English Teacher, 28 December 2010. Web. 30 March 2011


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