The Spying Heart

The Spying Heart

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In this second volume of her speeches, book reviews, and essays, award-winning author Katherine Paterson again shares what it means to be a reader and a writer. “Our task as teachers and writers, artists and parents, is to nourish the imagination—our own and that of the children entrusted to our care,” she says. Whether speaking about her childhood in China or her participation in a Russian symposium on children’s literature, this much-loved author reveals the same sparkling intelligence and wit that have made her books so popular. Book banning; her favorite reading; the experiences that led to the creation of Jacob Have I Loved—the 1981 Newbery Medal winner—and Come Sing, Jimmy Jo; the threat of a nuclear-dominated world … her thoughts on these and other topics will enlighten the reader seeking to understand the writer whose gift has touched millions of minds and hearts.

Here is a welcome companion to Gates of Excellence: On Reading and Writing Books for Children, by the most honored children’s book writer in America today.

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PUBLISHER: Lodestar Books
ISBN 0-525-67267-2