Park's Quest (Paperback)
|Author: Katherine Paterson|
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Casually he draped the dish towel over his shoulder. Now the left hand gripped an invisible shield and, balancing the soup ladle in the right, the boy turned slowly and took dead aim at the heart of the refrigerator. (from the first line)
|Eleven-year-old Park makes some startling discoveries when he travels to his grandfathers farm in Virginia to learn about his father who died in the Vietnam War *Author: Paterson, Katherine *Publication Date: 1989/08/01 *Number of Pages: 148 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 7-9 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.75|
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Eleven-year-old Park makes some startling discoveries when he travels to his grandfather's farm in Virginia to learn about his father who died in the Vietnam War
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.