Park's Quest

by Katherine Paterson

Puffin | September 18, 1989 | Trade Paperback |

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Written by Newbery Medalist, National Book Award winner, and Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal recipient Katherine Paterson

Park can''t figure out why his mother refuses to talk about his father who died in Vietnam. Park has no memory of him. But he is determined to find out the answers to his questions. When Park''s search finally takes him to his gradfather''s farm in rural Virginia, he meets obstacles beyond his imagining. Instead of being welcomed as the long lost heir, he is taunted by a young Vietnamese girl. Who is she, and what is she doing on the family farm? And will Park be able to accept the ultimate truth he has sought?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 Pages, 4.72 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: September 18, 1989

Publisher: Puffin

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140342621

ISBN - 13: 9780140342628

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Park's Quest

Park's Quest

by Katherine Paterson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 Pages, 4.72 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: September 18, 1989

Publisher: Puffin

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140342621

ISBN - 13: 9780140342628

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Written by Newbery Medalist, National Book Award winner, and Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal recipient Katherine Paterson

Park can''t figure out why his mother refuses to talk about his father who died in Vietnam. Park has no memory of him. But he is determined to find out the answers to his questions. When Park''s search finally takes him to his gradfather''s farm in rural Virginia, he meets obstacles beyond his imagining. Instead of being welcomed as the long lost heir, he is taunted by a young Vietnamese girl. Who is she, and what is she doing on the family farm? And will Park be able to accept the ultimate truth he has sought?

About the Author

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.

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Paterson offers her young readers a glimpse of the Vietnam War from what might be considered their own perspective: that of the next generation, the children of veterans, those for whom Vietnam is a vague historical event".--The New York Times

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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