Park's Quest

Paperback | September 1, 1989

byKatherine Paterson

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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?

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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

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

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 fi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.7 × 5 × 0.5 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