The Wide-Awake Princess

The Wide-Awake Princess

Hardcover(Library Binding)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395537770
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/28/2000
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Katherine Paterson’s international fame rests not only on her widely acclaimed novels but also on her efforts to promote literacy in the United States and abroad. A two-time winner of the Newbery Medal (Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved) and the National Book Award (The Great Gilly Hopkins and The Master Puppeteer), she has received many accolades for her body of work, including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, given by her home state of Vermont. She was also named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress. She served as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature in 2010-2011.
Ms. Paterson is vice president of the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance (, which is a not-for-profit education and advocacy organization. The NCBLA’s innovative projects actively promote literacy, literature, libraries, and the arts. She is both an Alida Cutts Lifetime Member of the United States Board on Books for Young People ( and a lifetime member of the International Board on Books for Young People (
She and her husband, John, live in Barre, Vermont. They have four children and seven grandchildren. For more information, visit

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Wide-Awake Princess 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
HopeMiller123 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is a new princess story about one that was heir to the throne, but she was young and none of the nobles wanted her to rule. She then went on an adventure of her own learning the poor poeple's ways, working and living among them, hearing their issue, and seeing the world differently through their eyes. She id proven to be loyal and noble and wise beyond her years and eventually makes it back to her kingdom to rule.
GeniusBabies on LibraryThing 11 months ago
The tale of a princess who is "wide-awak" (wise about her surroundings and alert) who motivates a peasant uprising to overthrow the nobles. A cute tale in the beginning with a princess who has her own style, but turns quite political in the end. An interesting read.