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Title:
Gates of excellence : on reading and writing books for children
Author:
Paterson, Katherine.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Elsevier/Nelson Books, [1981]

©1981
Physical Description:
127 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
A collection of essays relating to the author's experience as a writer of novels for children, and her ideas on children's literature in general.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780525667506
Format :
Book

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Katherine Paterson was born in Qing Jiang, Jiangsu, China in 1932. She attended King College in Bristol, Tennessee and then graduate school in Virginia where she studied Bible and Christian education.

Before going to graduate school, she was a teacher for one year and after graduate school, she moved to Japan to be a missionary.

Her first book, Sign of the Chrysanthemum was published in 1991. Other titles to follow included The Bridge to Terabithia and Jacod Have I Loved which both won her a Newbery Award, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Lyddie and The Master Puppeteer.

In addition to the Newbery Award, she is the recipient of numerous others including the Scott O'Dell Award, the National Book Award for Children's Literature, the American Book Award, the American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults Award and the New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year Award. She was also honored with the Hans Christian Anderson Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)