Katherine Paterson

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Birthday
31, 1932
Birthplace
Huai'an, China
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
31, 1932 (age 86)
Birthplace
Huai'an, China

About

Writer of Bridge to Terabithia, Jacob Have I Loved, The Master Puppeteer, and other acclaimed works of children's literature.

Before Fame

Her debut work of children's fiction, The Sign of the Chrysanthemum, appeared in the mid-1970s.

Trivia

She received numerous literary honors, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the Newbery Medal, and the National Book Award.

Family Life

She was born in China to American missionary parents, and she grew up speaking Chinese as her first language. She later settled in Vermont with her Presbyterian minister husband.

Associated With

She was the 2013 recipient of the American Library Association's prestigious Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal.