Jacob Have I Loved   -     By: Katherine Paterson
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Jacob Have I Loved

Harpercollins Publishing / 1990 / Paperback

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Sara Louise Bradshaw knows that she should be proud of her beautiful twin Caroline. But how can she? Ever since they were born, Caroline has done nothing but take from Louise: their parents' love, Louise's hopes for an education, even her best--and only--friend. For once in her life, Louise wants to experience the kind of happiness that has always come so easily to Caroline. But in order to do that, she must first figure out who she is. And then she must make a place for herself outside her sister's shadow. Recommended for ages 9 and up. The 1981 Newbery Medal winner.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 244
Vendor: Harpercollins Publishing
Publication Date: 1990
Dimensions: 7.04 X 4.23 X 0.63 (inches)
ISBN: 0064470598
ISBN-13: 9780064470599
UPC: 046594006509
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Ages: 9-12

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I was proud of my sister, but that year, something began to rankle beneath the pride.

Louise has had enough of her twin sister. Caroline is beautiful. Caroline is talented. Caroline is better. Growing up on the small island of Rass in Chesapeake Bay, Caroline seems to do nothing but take from Louise: their parents' love, Louise's chances for an education, her dreams for the future. They have spent their lives entwined -- sleeping in the same room, eating at the same table, learning in the same classroom -- and yet somehow nothing can bring them together. Louise's only hope lies in seeking a place for herself beyond the stretch of Rass's shores and her sister's shadow. What will it take for her to break free?

Author Bio

Katherine Paterson was born in China, where she spent part of her childhood. After her education in China and the American South, she spent four years in Japan, the setting for her first three novels. Ms. Paterson has received numerous awards for her writing, including National Book Awards for The Master Puppeteer and The Great Gilly Hopkins, as well as Newbery Medals for Jacob Have I Loved and Bridge to Terabithia. Ms. Paterson lives with her husband in Vermont. They have four grown children.

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