Jip : His Story (Paperback)

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After Jip is sent to live in a poor town, he makes his living by tending to the animals on the farm, but his quiet life is disturbed when a strange man comes around claiming he knows Jips father. Reissue. *Author: Paterson, Katherine *Series Title: Puffin Modern Classics *Subtitle: His Story *Publication Date: 2005/06/02 *Number of Pages: 180 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 7-9 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 7.00

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780142404119
SKU 31039675
Format Paperback
ISBN10 014240411X
Release Date 6/2/2005
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7H x 5L x 0.75T
Author Info
Katherine Paterson
Born to German-American missionary parents, Katherine Womeldorf moved frequently during her childhood. As an adult, she followed in her parents' footsteps and served as a missionary in Japan. She received a fellowship to study at Union Theological Seminary where she met her future husband, John Paterson, a Presbyterian minister. Her 1975 book, THE MASTER PUPPETEER, won the National Book Award. She wrote one of her best-known books, THE BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA, in response to the death of her son's best friend. It won the Newbery Medal in 1978. In 1981 she won her second Newbery Medal, this time for JACOB HAVE I LOVED.
Praise
"As usual for Paterson, all the characterizations are penetrating--even the villains are interesting....fine historical fiction."
"Jip's gripping, eloquent story is a tribute to heroic slaves and citizens who defied a cruel, inhumane law."
"Poverty, child abuse, slavery, racism, rape, insanity and death may not be what you expect to find in a novel for young readers, but Katherine Paterson is consciously writing in the great tradition of 'Oliver Twist' and 'Uncle Tom's Cabin.' She allows her readers to face some disturbing parts of our history, but she also gives them a hero to admire and emulate; she teaches that every life has value and that loyalty and courage matter more than power and money."
"Young readers will appreciate the clarity of the moral choices here as well as the suspenseful escape drama."
From the Publisher
Annotation In this story set in the mid-1800s, a boy named Jip is haunted by the fact that no one came to claim him when, as a young child, he tumbled off the back of a wagon on West Hill Road. Apparently abandoned by his family, Jip has been living on a poor farm, without friends. Then one day, the Overseer Flint brings a lunatic named Put to the farm. At the same time, Jip notices that he is being watched by a stranger who for some reason is trying to lure him away from the farm. Could this stranger somehow know the truth about Jip's family and past?
First Line My life began the afternoon of June 7, 1847, when I tumbled off the back of a wagon on the West Hill Road and no one came back to look for me. I say it began that day, but maybe I'm wrong to say that. Maybe I should say the life I know now began nearly eight years later--when Overseer Flint brought the lunatic to the town poor farm.
Editors Note After Jip is sent to live in a poor town, he makes his living by tending to the animals on the farm, but his quiet life is disturbed when a strange man comes around claiming he knows Jip's father. Reissue.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 10
Number of Pages 0180
Publisher Puffin Books

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