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Jacob Have I Loved

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"Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated . . ." With her grandmother's taunt, Louise knew that she, like the biblical Esau, was the despised elder twin. Caroline, her selfish younger sister, was the one everyone loved.

Growing up on a tiny Chesapeake Bay island in the early 1940s, angry Louise reveals how Caroline robbed her of everything: her hopes for schooling, her friends, her mother, even her name. While everyone pampered Caroline, Wheeze (her sister's name for her) began to learn the ways of the watermen and the secrets of the island, especially of old Captain Wallace, who had mysteriously returned after fifty years. The war unexpectedly gave this independent girl a chance to fulfill her childish dream to work as a watermen alongside her father. But the dream did not satisfy the woman she was becoming. Alone and unsure, Louise began to fight her way to a place where Caroline could not reach.

Renowned author Katherine Paterson here chooses a little-known area off the Maryland shore as her setting for a fresh telling of the ancient story of an elder twin's lost birthright.

Synopsis:

Feeling deprived all her life of schooling, friends, mother, and even her name by her twin sister, Louise finally begins to find her identity.

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Winner, 1981 Newbery Medal

Nominee, 1981 American Book Award for Children's Literature

Notable Children's Books of 1976?1980 (ALA)

1980 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)

1981 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)

Best Books of 1980 (SLJ)

Best of the '80s (BL)

1980 Children's Editors' Choices (BL)

Outstanding Children's Books of 1980 (NYT)

Children's Books of 1980 (Library of Congress)

1980 Children's Books (NY Public Library)

Best of the '80s (English Journal)

About the Author

Katherine Paterson's many prize-winning books for children include two Newbery Medal winners, Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved. She has twice received the National Book Award for Children's Literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780690040784
Author:
Paterson, Katherine
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Author:
by Katherine Paterson
Author:
Grogan, John
Author:
Cowdrey, Richard
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Literature - Classics
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Twins
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) Fiction.
Subject:
Chesapeake Bay Region
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Subject:
Readers - Beginner
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
I Can Read Book 2
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
19801022
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 10.40 oz
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 224 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780690040784 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Feeling deprived all her life of schooling, friends, mother, and even her name by her twin sister, Louise finally begins to find her identity.
"Synopsis" by , Winner, 1981 Newbery Medal

Nominee, 1981 American Book Award for Children's Literature

Notable Children's Books of 1976?1980 (ALA)

1980 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)

1981 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)

Best Books of 1980 (SLJ)

Best of the '80s (BL)

1980 Children's Editors' Choices (BL)

Outstanding Children's Books of 1980 (NYT)

Children's Books of 1980 (Library of Congress)

1980 Children's Books (NY Public Library)

Best of the '80s (English Journal)

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