144 pages, 7.75 × 5.13 × 0.38 in
March 23, 2000
Penguin Young Readers Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0141305738
ISBN - 13: 9780141305738
From the Publisher
Acclaimed storyteller and Newbery medalist, National Book Awardwinner, and Laura Ingalls Wilder award recipient Katherine Paterson breathes new life into this classic tale of action, adventure, and romance. Raised in the wilderness, Parzival knows nothing of his destiny as the Grail Knight--the one who is fated to seek the sacred vessel of hope and eternal life. To succeed in his quest, Parzival must struggle against countless obstacles. His triumphant story is one that will move readers to joy and despair, laughter and tears.
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.
From Our Editors
Katherine Paterson has a distinctive touch when it comes to humanizing her remarkable characters, a skill that's garnered her the Newbery Medal several times. Tackling a classic adventure in Parzival: The Quest of the Grail Knight, the highly respected author adds her characteristic charm, humanity and hope to the well-known story of the boy fated to seek the sacred vessel of eternal life. Growing up in the wilderness, young Parzival has no knowledge of his destiny -- until the fateful day he becomes aware that he will play one of the greatest roles in the history of his land and people. Packed with adventure, romance and action, this story ranks with Jip and Lyddie as one of Paterson's incomparable novels, showing young people overcoming obstacles and thriving on their unique challenges.