Park's Quest

Park's Quest

by Katherine Paterson

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Overview

Park's Quest by Katherine Paterson

Written by Newbery Medalist, National Book Award winner, and Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal recipient Katherine Paterson

Park can't figure out why his mother refuses to talk about his father who died in Vietnam. Park has no memory of him. But he is determined to find out the answers to his questions. When Park's search finally takes him to his gradfather's farm in rural Virginia, he meets obstacles beyond his imagining. Instead of being welcomed as the long lost heir, he is taunted by a young Vietnamese girl. Who is she, and what is she doing on the family farm? And will Park be able to accept the ultimate truth he has sought?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140342628
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/28/1989
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 321,642
Product dimensions: 5.09(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.42(d)
Lexile: 710L (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.

Table of Contents

1Parkington Waddell Broughton the Fifth5
2Heart of Darkness17
3The Black Stone29
4The Hired Man37
5Return of the Young Master47
6Challenge from a Stranger57
7Castle Under Curse67
8At the Springhouse77
9Taking Up Arms85
10Knight Errant97
11The King Goes Riding109
12A Confusion of Crows119
13Other Side of the Dark129
14The Company of the Grail139

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Park's Quest (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Euphoria_May More than 1 year ago
This book was kind of yeah... I liked the whole mystery element to it, but it wasn't that much of an attention-holder, and the ending was a little predictable. But it did inspire me to write this awsome sci-fi x-files alternet ending so it did have it's perks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
He touched the warm black marble and wondered why his mother hadn¿t been here before. Park¿s Quest by Katherine Paterson is a wonderful book because it is a tale of a medieval-time loving boy, Parkington Wellington Broughton The Fifth, who discovers secrets about his Father'deceased', his Grandfather, and his Uncle. Four star rating****! This was a good book because the characters are usually Round and Dynamic. Thanh is round because the author talks about how she is extremely¿..commanding. Park is round because the author indirectly characterizes his love of knights ,and, king Arthur. Frank is round because he is described by the author 'indirectly' as a quiet type of person. This was a good book also because Park discovers things about his family. An example is park¿s uncle frank, because Park didn¿t know about him before the middle of this book. Park also discovered things about Thanh. Park also discovered things about his grandfather. This was a good book also because characters in it have to learn things. For example, park learns to milk and shoot and weed the garden. To summarize it all, this was a great book! Again, four stars****!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I gave Parks Quest an 5 star rating because the whole book was intresting it had my attention each sentence,everytime i read a word just a word i cant wait to here what is next. the only thing that made me kind of upset is theirs no part 2 and i think the end just need to continue by putting more pages towards the book or making a part 2.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Park is a tall ,blue eyed, white haired, kid who lost his father in Vietnam. His mom was divoced from his faather. Park's main problem throughout the story is that he doesn't know much about his father because his mother refuses to talk about him. I wasn't able to relate to the character because he was a normal ,very serious and determined to do things one step at a time . I don't like the book too much because it was very flat and conflicts were like speed bumps ( hardly noticeable ). The climax was not all that exciting . I think this book is appropriete for children and adults. You might like Kathrine Paterson's books, but personally would rather read something less realistic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Park is a young blonde-haired kid , whose mom nicknamed him pork because he is chubby. The story is about Park's quest in finding out about his dad. Park's dad was killed in Vietnam when he was very young. Park learn's a little about , what his dad was like and a lot about the side of his family his mother never talked about . Park's charater was one I didn't care for. If I was Park I would have had better idea's for how to find out about my dad. The book is good for fifth to seventh grader's , becuase the reader has to be able to pick out little detail's you don't want to forget. I rate this book three star's . It was a okay/ Bad book, but I wouldn't recmmend It to a child or adult that likes adventure book's, it isn't overly exciting
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think the book Parks Questis about a three star rating. If I could have stopped reading it at the beggining I would have, but in the end I was glad I had to keep reading it for an assignment. The main character in the book is a twelve-year-old boy named Park. Park's dad died in a terrible war, Park is now on a quest to find out more about his dad. He really ends up learning about himself. I really believe all ages, preteen to adult, would enjoy this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i hated the book the kid park is a loser i hated the book in every way i think he has ni freinds cus he dreames to much i want to say to him get a life
Guest More than 1 year ago
Park's Quest is about a boy who is trying to learn about his father who was in Vietnam. Park goes to his grandfathers farm and he stumbles across some obstacles. I thought the book was pretty good, I thought it was more interesting at the end then at the beginning.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was good what i remember. but it was hard to understand the first part. the first couple of chapters got me really donfused.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books I have read! I read it for a summer reading book. Its all about family!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was an ok book 2 read but thats my opinion! Well if u like thuis kind of book than read it. I think Paterson tho is a great author!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Park's Quest by AVI was a good book. If you like to daydream and have life problems tehn this book is for you. I reccommend this book to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Her book was okay,but I woudn't recomend it. It is kind of confusing and kind of boring.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really like Parks Quest because I love the amount of humor in the story and the sassyness of Thanh. This is a great book but like Park, I don't think farm life is for me either.