Jip: His Story

Jip: His Story

by Katherine Paterson

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Overview

Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

They tell Jip he tumbled off the back of a wagon when he was small, and no one ever came back for him. He never had a reason to question this tale—but then a stranger shows up and begins asking about him around town. Who is this man, and could he possibly know something about Jip's past?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140386745
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/01/1998
Series: Puffin Novel Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 769,300
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.51(d)
Lexile: 860L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Katherine Paterson is a legendary children's books author whose work has garnered many awards, including two Newbery medals (Bridge to Terabithia in 1978 and Jacob Have I Loved in 1981), two National Book Awards (The Master Puppeteer in 1977 and The Great Gilly Hopkins in 1979), and the Laura Ingalls Wilder medal for her substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. Some of her other award-winning books include Come Sing, Jimmy Jo, Flip-Flop Girl, Lyddie, and Stories of My Life. She served as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2010-2011 and is currently vice president of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance. She lives in Vermont.

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Jip, His Story 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
kthomp25 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A good story, and a tie-in to "Lyddie" to let the reader know what happened to her. An introduction to people with mental disabilities and to the prejudice and neglect of society towards those without.
sacamp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jip fell off a wagon when he was three. Now he lives in the poor farm in the vilage. One day a stranger came and soon Jip sees his true life unfold in front of him.
weeksie50 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a boy named Jip, who is living on a poor farm, he sets out to get away from a slave catcher. After starting a friendship with the local lunitic, Put, Jip is suddenly found by a stranger who claims to know about his real father. Jip is not sure what to do, but when the stranger tries to catch him along with a slave catcher, Jip takes Put and goes to the Stevens' house for help. The Stevens' are people who told Jip about his past and offered to help out of danger.I would use this story to introduce The Underground Railroad. The children can get an idea of what is was like for a child.I really enjoyed this book.
Schwabhaus More than 1 year ago
Wow! I was so touched by this book. I teach in an impoverished school district, children were surprised to find out that poor people were segregated to farms and given only the scariest of things to live on there. Human rights in other respects are prevalent in thus book as well; slaves,  special people, the mentally ill, widows, and orphans did not enjoy many of the benefits we have today. Jip is well worth your time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful story, my children and I just finished reading it aloud together. Filled with just enough suspense to keep my six year curious about what was going to happen next. Well written, something many childrens books are missing these days. It did take some time explaining some words and events to my children, but a good time for a little education! Many great lessons in this book, an amazing picture of friendship and loving and giving a chance to all people.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought Jip His Story was a little slow at first, but then it started to get intense. Personally I think the book was pretty good because I liked it when all the clues come out, and when he found out about his mom. I thought that it was cool. All in all I liked the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. it had a interesting story and a lot of good characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jip is a nice hard working kid.Jip loses his parents in the begging of the story when he falls of their wagon and is put on the town poor farm. I can't relate to JIP much at all except that we are booth verry smart and do chores. I sort of liked the book,but it wasn't that interesting too me. I think this book could be allot better for adults they would understand it allot better, it was confusing to me. I would give this a rating of nook one not two but three and a half stars ***
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jip is a character that is very fun to learn about. For example, Jip is tall, has black curly hair, and slightly pointy ears. He is thoughtful of others, likes to play, and talk with Put, the poor farm's lunatic. The problem is that Jip is trying to find his real family because as a baby he fell out of a wagon and has lived on the poor farm ever since. I don't really relate to the chatacter much. I'm not much like Jip, because I have a family, a house, and i don't live in the 1800's. I don't think the book was all too good, it just could've used more excitment and suspense. I recommend that kids from the ages 9-13 might be interested in this book. It may be boring, but you could benefit from the lessons taught in this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jip, a dark,curly haired slave is on the run. Slavers are after him because he is escaped property. I was not able to relate to the story very much because the slave days have long since ended. I liked the book because it was exciting and suspenseful. Both children and adults will like this story. Children 8-10 should look for this book at their local library.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read a book for a class, so I chose Jip: His Story thinking o.k. I will read it and get it over with. It was a great book. I would definatly recommend this book to you. It is a sad, touching, and well written book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a great book.It showed alot of things,like friendship and love and hate, and that even though Jip was normal and Sheldon and Put werent he was still able to be friends with them. I was always interested and never bored with this book.It made me laugh and think and it could make some people cry towards the end. If you want somthing to read, get this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jip is a great book about friendship. I didn't want to put the book down. I would even sneak reading this book at night! It was sad when Put died though. But that didn't stop me from giving it 5 stars. I learned that there is always something to look forward to even in the hardest times. The book was very realistic. I recomend this book read in school because it is so good!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that Jip was a very sad story. Jip had many characters that died. This book had lots of action at the end. Jip taught me that being a slave was a very tough life.