Poems, Prayers, and Praise Songs of Thanksgiving
Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9781452113395, 56pp.
Publication Date: October 15, 2013
Katherine Paterson s international fame rests not only on her widely acclaimed novels but also on her efforts to promote literacy in the United States and abroad. A two-time winner of the Newbery Medal (Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved) and the National Book Award (The Great Gilly Hopkins and The Master Puppeteer), she has received many accolades for her body of work, including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and the Governor s Award for Excellence in the Arts, given by her home state of Vermont. She was also named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress. She served as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature in 2010-2011.Ms. Paterson is vice president of the National Children s Book and Literacy Alliance (www.thencbla.org), which is a not-for-profit education and advocacy organization. The NCBLA s innovative projects actively promote literacy, literature, libraries, and the arts. She is both an Alida Cutts Lifetime Member of the United States Board on Books for Young People (www.usbby.org) and a lifetime member of the International Board on Books for Young People (www.ibby.org).She and her husband, John, live in Montpelier, Vermont. They have four children and seven grandchildren. For more information, visit www.terabithia.com.
Katherine Paterson is a two-time Newbery Medal winner and a two-time National Book Award winner. She lives in Barre, Vermont.
"A book to be picked up throughout the year and savored and discussed."--Booklist, starred review
"Wide-ranging and gorgeously executed. a joyfulness of spirit permeates the compilation."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Suffused with and inspiring gratitude and joy. Amen."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Invites family sharing."---School Library Journal, starred review
"I want to hug the book's very neck for even existing. "--Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews
"Ecumenical Thanksgiving miscellany - suited to readers of any age."--The New York Times