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Katherine Paterson wins 2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award

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Published on Feb 25, 2013

Katherine Paterson is the winner of the 2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the United States, whose books have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.

Paterson's award-winning works include Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved, both of which won the Newbery Medal, in 1978 and 1981, respectively; The Great Gilly Hopkins was a 1979 Newbery Honor Book. In addition, Paterson has received the National Book Award twice, for The Master Puppeteer (Crowell, 1975) and The Great Gilly Hopkins. The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks (Lodestar), illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon, received the 1991 Boston Globe-Horn Book Picture Book Award. Paterson was the recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1998 and the Astrid Lindgren Award in 2006. She also served as this country's second National Ambassador for Young People's Literature (2010-2011) and was named a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress in 2000.

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