Jip: His Story

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Fitzgerald Books, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 181 pages
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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 questioned this tale, until a stranger showed up asking about him. Could he know something about Jip┐s past? Includes song music, author┐s note and author profile. Chapter Book: 19 chapters.

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

Jip is a story of the evilness of slavery, of poverty, of classism, and of hope. Jip (so named because allegedly as a baby, he fell off a wagon while traveling with gypsies), lives and workds on a ... Read full review

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User Review  - sacamp - LibraryThing

Jip fell off a wagon when he was three. Now he lives in the poor farm in the vilage. One day a stranger came and soon Jip sees his true life unfold in front of him. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

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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