With the same generosity, wit, and insight that characterize her novels, Katherine Paterson, the two-time winner of both the National Book Award and the Newbery Medal, reveals who it is she writes about and for—the invisible child, or the secret self that is opened up through fiction.
In more than twenty remarkable essays and speeches collected here, Katherine Paterson shares her passion for reading, her ideas about writing for children, her spiritual faith, and her conviction that the imagination must be nourished.
Featuring seven speeches never before published in book form, the complete acceptance speeches for her two National Book Awards and two Newbery Medals, and a new introduction, this extraordinary volume also includes essays originally published in Gates of Excellence and The Spying Heart that Ms. Paterson has selected for reissue.
Katherine Paterson’s words are sure to touch all those who care about literature and the lives of children.
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Dutton Children’s Books