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Jip: His Story - Katherine Paterson
Jip: His Story
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When an aged lunatic named Putnam arrives at a poorhouse farm in rural Vermont in 1855, he is treated as little more than a beast by everyone except the orphan Jip, who himself arrived at the charity orphanage/asylum after being found abandoned by the roadside. Jip and Putnam become friends,... show more
When an aged lunatic named Putnam arrives at a poorhouse farm in rural Vermont in 1855, he is treated as little more than a beast by everyone except the orphan Jip, who himself arrived at the charity orphanage/asylum after being found abandoned by the roadside. Jip and Putnam become friends, then allies of a sort, as Jip struggles to improve his own lot and that of his friend Lucy, the unfortunate daughter of the late town drunk. This historical tale by Katherine Paterson involves its young protagonist in the great 19th century struggle between slave owners and abolitionists while sending him into a test of his own loyalty and courage. Paterson handles weighty issues with grace and verve, and does not shrink from terrible truths in this challenging novel for young readers.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142404119 (014240411X)
Publisher: Puffin
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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5.0 Jip: His Story
So this ended up being my last book for the USA by the book challenge started by Moonlight Reader. She can't give me any guff since I did finsih all of the books I signed up for...who cares that it took me til December to finish this up :-) JIP His Story ended up being my last book but only because ...
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