Jip, His Story by Katherine PatersonJip, His Story by Katherine Paterson

Jip, His Story

byKatherine Paterson

Paperback | October 1, 1998

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Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

They tell Jip he tumbled off the back of a wagon when he was small, and no one ever came back for him. He never had a reason to question this tale--but then a stranger shows up and begins asking about him around town. Who is this man, and could he possibly know something about Jip's past?
Katherine Paterson is a legendary children's books author whose work has garnered many awards, including two Newbery medals (Bridge to Terabithia in 1978 and Jacob Have I Loved in 1981), two National Book Awards (The Master Puppeteer in 1977 and The Great Gilly Hopkins in 1979), and the Laura Ingalls Wilder medal for her substantial an...
Title:Jip, His StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.75 × 5.08 × 0.51 inPublished:October 1, 1998Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140386742

ISBN - 13:9780140386745

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


From Our Editors

Another triumph for Paterson, "Jip" tells a "historically accurate story (that's) full of revelations and surprises" ("Publisher's Weekly"). An abandoned boy turns to his only friend to help him make sense of his past, after a menacing stranger comes to town claiming to have been sent by his father.

Editorial Reviews

* "What a story. [It will] make you should and think and shiver and cry."