Park's Quest by Katherine PatersonPark's Quest by Katherine Paterson

Park's Quest

byKatherine Paterson

Paperback | September 1, 1989

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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?
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:Park's QuestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.7 × 5.09 × 0.42 inPublished:September 1, 1989Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140342621

ISBN - 13:9780140342628

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


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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