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Katherine Paterson - A nagy Gilly Hopkins
Nagy-e a nagyképű Gilly Hopkins? Milyen is istenigazában ez az elképesztően pökhendi lány? Gilly a cápamosolyú,a 300 wattos mosolyú, a ferde-politikus mosolyú...Gilly amint rémisztő pillantásai közül megereszt egy Drakula-Magilla-Gorilla keveréket..aki elemel száz dollárt és titokban San Franciscóba készül....Gilly aki mindenkit kiborít, holott "csak" egy simogatásra vár. Az USA legelterjedtebb ifjúsági irodalmi díjával a Newbery Medallal kitüntetett regény.
Katherine Paterson - John Paterson - Images of God
Spiritual images transform the world all around us, in signs and symbols that are familiar to us from ancient times. The Bible is filled with word pictures that illuminate the various ways God defines the eternal message and meaning. From common symbols of rock and light to the parable of the prodigal son and the story of Jacob and Esau, the intricate brocade of Bible text is interwoven with transfiguring images. These symbols and stories help us to know more about God - who God is and what God means to teach us - within the everyday situations of our own lives. John and Katherine Paterson have conceived a book that is at once accessible and wise. Their astute, elegant text, coupled with Alexander Koshkin’s radiant paintings, will appeal to readers of all ages.
Katherine Paterson - Who Am I?
Who am I? explores with young readers what it means to be a child of God. Within the context of biblical teaching and the Christian faith, Katherine Paterson discusses common, basic questions that she herself has grappled with for a long time: Where in the World is God? What about Me? Where Do I Belong? Who is My Neighbor? What Is My Purpose? In exploring these questions, Paterson relates significant experiences from her own life and tells many other stories showing how God loves us and leads us through life’s challenges.
Katherine Paterson - Smarkuole Gile Hopkins
Knygoje Smarkuolė Gilė Hopkins (The Great Gilly Hopkins, 1978) susiduriame su mergaite, kuri iš pirmo žvilgsnio gali pasirodyti stipri, nepriklausoma ir akiplėšiška, netgi storžievė, bet iš tiesų tėra lengvai pažeidžiama ir nelaiminga. Knygą galima būtų apibūdinti kaip tipišką "socialinio realizmo" pavyzdį: našlaitę Gilę vis gabena iš vienos globėjų šeimos į kitą, vos tik ji spėja apsiprasti, o tai, žinoma, neteikia jai pasitikėjimo. Bet pati tema savaime nėra svarbi, o "laiminga" pabaiga, kai Gilė suranda savo tikrą mamą ir senelę, atrodo tiesiog juokingai.
Katherine Paterson - Angels & Other Strangers
Nine short stories celebrate the magic of Christmas. A minister, trying to help a boy find his father, winds up in jail on Christmas Eve. A mother copes with the death of her infant. A father searches for his runaway son. A widower takes in an outspoken foster child who tests the limits of his generosity. In unexpected ways that illuminate the true meaning of the Christmas story, these people put aside their loneliness and sorrows and fears, and rediscover the joy of life. “Happy Birthday, Jesus, and many happy reruns of the day,” says one little girl, voicing the hope and celebration of these stories about the mysterious workings of the human heart.
Katherine Paterson - The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
Brilliant watercolor and pastel paintings in the style of eighteenth-century Japanese woodcuts illuminate this engaging retelling of a popular Japanese folktale. Coveting a mandarin duck for his magnificent plumage, a greedy lord captures and cages him for all to admire. But the wild creature pines for his mate. When Yasuko, the kitchen maid, releases the bird against the lord’s command, she and the one-eyed servant, Shozo, are sentenced to death. How the grateful drake and his mate return the loving couple’s kindness and outsmart the capricious lord makes for a wondrous outcome. Rarely have a storyteller’s art and a painter’s vision been so perfectly matched. Katherine Paterson and Leo and Diane Dillon have combines their talents to create a beautiful book that is as wise as it is sensuously satisfying.
Katherine Paterson - The Day of the Pelican
Meli Lleshi is positive that her drawing of her teacher with his pelican nose started it all. The Lleshis are Albanians living in Kosovo, a country trying to fight off Serbian oppressors, and suddenly they are homeless refugees. Old and young alike, they find their courage tested by hunger, illness, the long, arduous journey, and danger on every side. Then, unexpectedly, they are brought to America by a church group and begin a new life in a small Vermont town. The events of 9/11 bring more challenges for this Muslim family – but this country is their home now and there can be no turning back. A compassionate, powerful novel by a master storyteller.
Katherine Paterson - Come Sing, Jimmy Jo
“You got the gift,” his grandma told him. But every time eleven-year-old James thought of singing and playing his guitar in front of people, he felt sick. Now, with the Family’s big chance to appear on Country time TV, James had no choice. Everything was changing: Not only did he have to leave Grandma and his mountain home, he had to change his name - for the fans, his momma said. What if he really becomes Jimmy Jo Johnson? The crowds, the applause, and the aggressive fans frighten him. He knows that his daddy would protect him, but sometimes his momma and his uncle don’t seem to want him to be a star. How would the kids at school treat him if they found out that he is a celebrity? And who is the mysterious stranger who followed him in a pickup and waited for him at the schoolyard fence?
Katherine Paterson - Rebels of the Heavenly Kingdom
Rescued from kidnappers, Wang Lee found himself with a strange secret group. They were the God-worshiping Society, Mei Lin told him, dedicated to overthrowing the hated Manchu emperor of China. Wang Lee must join the rebels and learn to be a soldier-and to kill. Singing and marching, the crusaders fought the foreign devils in villages and cities, on mountains and rivers. For Wang Lee, a peasant boy, it was a time of agonizing questions that neither his companion, Chu, nor his philosopher friend, Shen could answer. For Mei Lin, her teacher San-niang, and hundreds of other women with unbound feet, it was a time to show their strength. And for all of the charcoal bearers, farmers, miners, and misfits transformed into a noble army, it was a time to establish a new age-the Heavenly Kingdom of Great Peace. Could their dream come true? Could their kings rule in harmony? And could Wang Lee and Mei Lin at last be free to express forbidden feelings?
Katherine Paterson - John Paterson - The Flint Heart
An ambitious Stone Age man demands a talisman that will harden his heart, allowing him to take control of his tribe. Against his better judgment, the tribe’s magic man creates the Flint Heart, but the cruelty of it causes the destruction of the tribe. Thousands of years later, the talisman reemerges to corrupt a kindly farmer, an innocent fairy creature, and a familial badger. Can Charles and his sister Unity, who have consulted with fairies such as the mysterious Zagabog, wisest creature in the universe, find a way to rescue humans, fairies, and animals alike from the dark influence of the Flint Heart? This humorous, hearty, utterly delightful fairy tale is the sort for an entire family to savor together or an adventurous youngster to devour.
Katherine Paterson - Du hast noch eine Chance, Lyddie
Vermont, Neuengland, um 1840: Die Farm der Worthens ist hoch verschuldet; hilflos muss die 13-jährige Lyddie mit ansehen, wie die Mutter das Land verpachtet. Von nun an kennt sie nur noch ein Ziel: Sie will der Familie die Farm erhalten! Um das nötige Geld aufzutreiben, bleibt ihr nur eine einzige Chance. Sie geht als Fabrikmädchen in die Webereien von Lowell, Massachusetts. Doch die Arbeit ist hart – und nicht nur die Arbeit...
Katherine Paterson - Parzival
Parzival, raised by his mother in the wilderness, is ignorant of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Then one day, to his amazement, he meets three mounted men in shining armor. Determined to have a life of adventure, off he goes to the king’s court, wearing sackcloth and riding a broken-down nag. Quickly gaining Arthur’s favor, Parzival wins many combats and the heart of a beautiful queen. He also learns of chivalry and honor. But when he fails to say the words that will heal a dying king’s wound, he must undertake his greatest quest-a search for the Grail, the sacred vessel of hope and eternal life. In her masterful retelling, Katherine Paterson brings out all the wit and high drama of a popular thirteenth-century epic poem.
Katherine Paterson - Híd a túlvilágra
A pökhendi, tüskés Nagy Gilly Hopkinst szívébe zárta már vagy harmincezer magyar gyerek. Az USA egyik legrangosabb írónőjének ez a szintén számos európai országban megjelent regénye egy tehetséges farmerfiú, Jess és egy fantáziadús lány, Leslie barátságáról, majd a szörnyű veszteségről, Leslie haláláról szól... S nem utolsósorban arról, mi következhet még a halál után?
Katherine Paterson - The Great Gilly Hopkins
At eleven, Gilly is nobody’s real kid. If only she could find her beautiful mother, Courtney, and live with her instead of in the ugly foster home where she had just been placed! How could she, the great Gilly Hopkins, known throughout the country for her brilliance and unmanageability, be expected to tolerate Maime Trotter, the fat, nearly illiterate widow who is now her guardian? Or for that matter, the freaky seven year old boy and the shrunken blind black man who are also considered part of the bizarre “family”? Even cool Ms. Harris. Her teacher, is a shock to her.
Katherine Paterson - Celia and the Sweet, Sweet Water
Long ago, a young girl named Celia lived with her mother and a grumpy dog, Brumble, in a tiny house deep in the countryside. When Celia’s beloved mother fell ill, Celia tried to make her feel better, but nothing seemed to help. “If only I could drink once more the sweet, sweet water of my childhood, my life would be saved,” her mother cried. As Celia loves her mother very much, she sets out immediately with the complaining Brumble to find the precious water. Along the way, they meet several unhappy creatures: a wild child of the woods; a sobbing, wretched woman of the water; and a mad man of the mountain. Through kindness and enormous generosity, Celia manages not only to complete her quest, but to dissolve the sorrow of the three souls she has encountered on her journey. Katherine Paterson is the renowned author of Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved, both Newbery Medal winners, and numerous other award-winning books. She lives in Barre, Vermont. Vladimir Vagin is an award-winning designer and illustrator of more than fifty books, including Russian Folk Tales, winner of the Gold Medal at the All Soviet Book Exhibition. He previously collaborated with Katherine Paterson on The King’s Equal (HarperCollins). Mr. Vagin lives in Middletown Springs, Vermont.
Katherine Paterson - Park's Quest
Like the bold knights in his fantasies, eleven-year-old Park is on a quest: He wants to learn about his father, who died in Vietnam. Not only has he no memory of his father, his mother won’t discuss him. But when Park’s search for family roots finally takes him to his grandfather’s farm in rural Virginia, he encounters obstacles beyond his imagining. For instead of being welcomed as the long lost heir, he is taunted by a sassy little foreigner, Thanh. Who is she and what is she doing on the family farm? Worse, how dare she challenge him Parkington Waddell Broughton the Fifth. Park must reconcile unsettling revelations about his parents, his uncle and sick grandfather, and especially about Thanh, before discovering the truth he has sought.
Katherine Paterson - The Master Puppeteer
Who is the man called Saburo, the mysterious bandit who robs the rich and helps the poor of the Japanese city of Osaka? And what is his connection with the Hanaza, the puppet theater run by the harsh master of Yoshida? Young Jiro, an apprentice puppeteer, is determined to find out even though this could be very dangerous. Meanwhile Jiro must devote himself to learning his magnificent art. The sympathetic blind chanter, Okada, and the master’s son, Kinshi, help him. Then their sheltered life at the theater, where the members live and work, is suddenly disrupted by rioting night rovers. Finally the seething world of the street collides with the make-believe world of the puppet theater in an unforgettable climax.
Katherine Paterson - Flip-Flop Girl
Vinnie Matthews needs a lifesaver - not the candy kind, but a real one, one that will bring her daddy back to life and let her family return to their home in Washington. Living with grandma in Brownsville, Virginia, means going to the Gertrude B. Spitzer Elementary School, where all the girls in their pretty, new clothes ask her why her brother Mason is so crazy. Only Mr. Clayton, Vinnie’s handsome young teacher, makes school bearable. But at recess time, Vinnie sees a tall lanky girl playing hopscotch alone, and her curiosity gets the best of her. Why does Lupe wear bright orange flip-flops? And why is she always getting into trouble? In the midst of her anger and confusion, Vinnie finds a rare friendship-and very nearly destroys it.
Katherine Paterson - Csillagnéző
A 12 éves Angel Morgannek hirtelen kell felnőnie. Anyja eltűnik, idős nagyanyjánál felejti őt és kisöccsét. Mindhármukról a kislánynak kell gondoskodnia, titkolva helyzetüket a külvilág elől. Angel számára csak egyvalami nyújt némi vigaszt: barátságot köt egy idegennel, aki a csillagokat tanulmányozza távcsövével, s őt is tanítgatni kezdi az égbolt titkaira. Ezek a szép esték azonban csak rövid időre feledtetik a konzervételek, az örökös házimunka egyhangúságát. Miként talál kiutat Angel e mindannyiuk számára reménytelen helyzetből? - ezt meséli el Katherine Paterson lebilincselő regényében.
Katherine Paterson - Of Nightingales That Weep
The daughter of a samurai never weeps. But Takiko, whose warrior father has been killed in the civil wars between the Heike and Genji clans, finds this a hard rule, for she resents and even fears her mother’s new husband. How can she accept this strange and ugly man, Goro the potter, as her father? When she is offered an exciting position at the Japanese court, her problems seem to have been solved. Her beauty and musical talent win her many admirers, among them the dashing young warrior-and enemy spy-Hideo. As the war between the clans again erupts, Takiko flees the endangered capi- tal along with the royal household, the child Emperor, and the precious Imperial treasures. The courage of all the exiles is tested in several momentous sea battles. In this dramatic setting Takiko must face the painful conflict between loyalty and her secret love for Hideo. The climax of the war and the resolution of Takiko’s own personal dilemma are unforgettably described.
Katherine Paterson - The Sign of the Chrysanthemum
His desperate search for the father he has never seen leads thirteen-year-old Muna to danger and adventure in the crowded, colorful capital city of twelfth-century Japan. But where should he look for him? And how will he recognize him? His father left before Muna was born-and his mother is now dead. All that the boy knows of hiss father is that he is a great warrior, a samurai… and that he bears on his shoulder a chrysanthemum tattoo. Wars between two powerful clans divide the city, making his search more difficult and dangerous. Muna is torn between his respect for Fukuji, the brilliant swordsmith who takes him into his home, and his loyalty to Takanobu, a former samurai who is now an outlaw. Tempered by fire and sword, Muna finally discovers who he really is.
Katherine Paterson - Lyddie
She was no better than a slave, Lyddie thought. The dept-ridden farm had been let to neighbor, and she and her brother had been hired out. Was the end really near, as their mother had said when she fled with the babies after the hungry bear had broken into their Vermont farm house? That winter of 1843, the two children had been left to fend for themselves. If their long-gone father would return and set things right. It is the promise of a new and better life that finally prompts Lyddie to journey to the mill town of Lowell, Massachusetts. As a factory girl, she will earn a wage - and be free. No matter that she has to live in a crowded boarding house, that the clatter of incessant looms is deafening, that the murky lint-filled air brings on fevers and wracking coughs. Despite the menacing overseer, Lyddie works long, exhausting hours to be able to pay off the debt and regain her beloved farm. But does she jeopardize her job - and her family’s future - by being friends with the radical Diana and perhaps signing a petition for better conditions.
Katherine Paterson - The Same Stuff as Stars
Angel Morgan needs help. Her daddy is in jail, and her mother has abandoned Angel and her little brother, Bernie, at their greatgrandmother’s crumbling Vermont farmhouse. Grandma, aged and poor, spends most of her time wrapped in a blanket by the wood stove and can’t care for the children. That’s left up to Angel, even though she is not yet twelve. In this dreary world of canned beans and peaches, of adult worries and loneliness, there is only one bright spotóa mysterious stranger who appears on clear nights and teaches Angel all about the stars and planets and constellations. Angel’s quest to carve out a new life for herself and Bernie makes for a powerful, moving story that could arise only from the keen sensitivity, penetrating sense of drama, and honed skill of master storyteller Katherine Paterson.
Katherine Paterson - Jip - His Story
Jip could not understand why no one had claimed him after he tumbled off a wagon on the West Hill Road when he was a small child. Brought to the town poor farm, Jip was content to tend the animals and do chores - until the day the lunatic arrived. Put’s rages in his padlocked wooden cage terrified the residents, but when the old man was lucid, he sang sweetly and let the boy take care of him. More menacing to Jip was the weasel-like stranger who kept unexpectedly appearing. Who was he? And how could his puzzling story that he had been sent by a grieving parent to find his long lost son - who might well be Jip - be true? Events quicken when Jip starts attending the one-room schoolhouse in the fall with Lucy, another poor farm resident, and there meets Teacher and her Quaker sweetheart, Luke Stevens. Befriending Jip, Teacher and Luke help the boy grapple with the astounding revelation of his true ancestry and the horrible consequences he faces if he does not escape.
Katherine Paterson - Híd Terabithia földjére
Jess Aarons hőn áhított vágya, hogy ő legyen az ötödik évfolyam leggyorsabb futója. Egész nyáron edz, és alig várja, hogy lássa osztálytársai arcát, amikor mindegyiküket legyőzi. Az iskola első napján azonban egy új lány átmerészkedik a fiúk felére a játszótéren, és mindenkit maga mögött hagy. Ez bizony nem túl ígéretes kezdet egy barátságnak, Jess és Leslie Burke mégis elválaszthatatlan társakká válnak. Leslie hatalmas képzelőerővel rendelkezik. Ő és Jess megalkotják Terabithiát, a varázslatos erdei királyságot, ahol ők ketten királyként és királynőként uralkodnak, és ahol az egyedüli korlátot fantáziájuk szabja. Aztán egy reggel szörnyűséges tragédia történik. És amikor Jessnek meg kell birkóznia ezzel a borzalommal, hirtelen ráébred, mekkora erőt és bátorságot adott neki Leslie. A KÖNYV A NEWBERY DÍJ NYERTESE AZ AZONOS CÍMŰ FILM ALAPJÁUL SZOLGÁLÓ BESTSELLER
Katherine Paterson - Gates of Excellence
“Mrs. Paterson, when did you first know you wanted to be a writer?” “Why do you write for children?” “Is your story true?” To these questions and others, Katherine Paterson gives unexpected answers. Her search for truth, her hopes and terrors, her love of words, her feelings about her life and art-all are revealed in these reflections on her reading and writing. Twice a winner of both the National Book Award for Children’s Books and the Newbery Medal-a unique distinction in itself-she tells of the experiences that grew into books; of her interest in the Japanese Bunraku theater; of the difficulties that surrounded the writing of her latest novel, Jacob Have I Loved. She tells of her unusual childhood and her family. Above all, she tells of her love of books and the writers who have influenced her: “A great novel is a kind of conversion experience. We come away from it changed…. The fake characters we read about will evaporate like the morning dew, but the real ones, the true ones will haunt us for the rest of our days.” Here, with the same wit, imagination, and perceptiveness that characterize her fiction, Katherine Paterson tells what it means to be a reader and a writer, struggling to pass through the gates of excellence. This book is out of print. If you would like to read this book, please visit your local library.
Katherine Paterson - Jacob Have I Loved
“Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated...” With her grandmother’s taunt, Louise know that she, like the biblical Esau, was the despised elder twin. Caroline, her selfish younger sister, was the one everyone Loved. Growing up on a tiny Chesapeake Bay island in the early 1940s, angry Louise reveals how Caroline robbed her of everything: her hopes for schooling, her friends, her mother, even her name. While everyone pampered Caroline, Wheeze (her sister’s name for her) began to learn the ways of the watermen and the secretes of the island, especially of old Captain Wallace, who had mysteriously returned after fifty years. The war unexpectedly gave this independent girl a chance to fulfill her childish dream to work as a waterman alongside her father. But the dream did not satisfy the woman she was becoming. Alone and unsure, Louise began to fight her way to a place where Caroline could not reach.
Katherine Paterson - Bridge to Terabithia
Jess Aarons' greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in his grade. He's been practicing all summer and can't wait to see his classmates' faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new girl boldly crosses over to the boys' side and outruns everyone. That's not a very promising beginning for a friendship, but Jess and Leslie Burke become inseparable. Together they create Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods where the two of them reign as king and queen, and their imaginations set the only limits. Then one morning a terrible tragedy occurs. Only when Jess is able to come to grips with this tragedy does he finally understand the strength and courage Leslie has given him.
Katherine Paterson - The Smallest Cow in the World
Rosie was the meanest cow in the world. Nobody Liked her. Except Marvin. Marvin loved Rosie. Then the farm where Marvin’s father works in sold. Rosie is sold, too. Marvin is sad. He is very, very sad. Mom, Dad, Marvin and May all move to a new farm. There are lots of cows. There are one hundred and twenty-one cows. Still Marvin is not happy. He wants Rosie. And soon Rosie comes back. But now she is the smallest cow in the world!
Katherine Paterson - A Midnight Clear
Much-loved author Katherine Paterson illuminates the true meaning of Christmas in twelve modern-day stories written over the years for her husband, a pastor, to read to his congregation on each Christmas Eve. A man driving to see his dying father picks up a young hitchhiker who attempts to rob him; a proud and lonely widow is befriended by a persevering boy trying to earn a star for his church group; in Communist China, a female scholar and an old night watchman secretly bond together to read the Bible. Whether depicting a child coping with disappointment or a couple awaiting the birth of their baby, all these stories present a vision of hope and peace harking back to that first Christmas two thousand years ago. Here is the perfect holiday gift for friends, families, and church congregations to read aloud and share throughout the Christmas season and beyond. Noted for her award-winning children’s books, Katherine Paterson again celebrates the tenacity of the human spirit. This book is out of print. If you would like to read this book, please visit your local library.
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