Free Best Stories of My Life –

From her childhood in China to the moment she won her first National Book Award, literary icon Katherine Paterson shares the personal stories that inspired her childrens booksTold with her trademark humor and heart, Patersons life stories tell tales from her childhood growing up with missionaries, to living as a single woman in Japan, to raising four children in suburban Maryland with her minister husband Read about the origins of some of her most beloved characters, go behind the scenes to the moments Katherine found out she won her many awards, andFilled with personal photos and letters, this is funny, heartwarming history from a legendary name in the field of childrens books What absolutely shines through is Patersons warm, self effacing humor, and extraordinary humility Like Mark Twain, to whom she is distantly related, Paterson is a true American treasurePublishers Weekly, starred reviewHonest, flecked with good humor, and heartrendingThe Horn BookA gift for Paterson fansBooklist