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Stories of My Life

  • Paperback $10.99

    Oct 06, 2015 | 320 Pages | Young Adult

  • Hardcover $17.99

    Oct 16, 2014 | 320 Pages | Young Adult

  • Ebook $9.99

    Oct 16, 2014 | 320 Pages | Young Adult

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* “What absolutely shines through is Paterson’s warm, self-effacing humor, and the extraordinary humility of a writer who has won two National Book Awards, two Newbery Medals, and the Hans Christian Anderson Medal. Like Mark Twain, to whom she is distantly related, Paterson is a true American treasure.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

* “Paterson’s legion of fans, young and old, will welcome this peek into her life and process.’–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A beloved author shares family lore and personal history in a collection of stories wending carually from her parents’ youth to her husband’s recent death, with many illuminating stops–both geographical and temporal–in between.”–School Library Journal

“Demonstrating warmth, ease, and, most pervasively, a sense of humor about herself, Katherine Paterson relates tales from her life, and from her parents’ and grandparents’, too. . . . Honest, flecked with good humor, and heartrending.”–The Horn Book

“Some will find her family history intriguing, many more will enjoy the warmth, humor, and immediacy of the tales drawn from her life. A gift for Paterson fans.”–Booklist

Newbery Medal (Bridge to Terabithia, Jacob Have I Loved)
National Book Award (The Master Puppeteer, The Great Gilly Hopkins)
U. S. National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, 2010-2011
Edgar Allan Poe Special Award (The Master Puppeteer)
Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction (Jip, His Story)
Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, 2013
Astrid Lindgren Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2006
Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Writing, 1998

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