The Master Puppeteer

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Demco Media, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction
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For use in schools and libraries only. A 13-year-old boy describes the poverty and discontent of 18th-century Osaka and the world of puppeteers in which he lives.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Historical fiction for those who don't think they'd like the genre. I really should reread Paterson's Japanese juveniles - they made such an impression on me when I was in teacher-training. Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Historical fiction for those who don't think they'd like the genre. I really should reread Paterson's Japanese juveniles - they made such an impression on me when I was in teacher-training. Read full review

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About the author (1989)

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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