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by Katherine Paterson

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  • ISBN 0198326327
  • ISBN13 978-0198326328
  • Language English
  • Author Katherine Paterson
  • Publisher OUP DUMP LIST (June 1, 2006)
  • Pages 258
  • Formats mbr txt docx lit
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory British and Irish
  • Size ePub 1812 kb
  • Size Fb2 1797 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 167

Angel has been abandoned; suddenly she's in charge - not just of her little brother, but of her stubborn great-grandma too. In a dreary and lonely world there is only one bright spot - a mysterious stranger who appears on clear nights to teach Angel all about the stars.Themes: family, responsibility, coming of age, friendship, cultural differencesTeaching Focus: * Strong character development with opportunity for drama activities* Rich in language work, especially American English* Skilled use of tension and suspense links to chapters and drives plot* Strong but subtle development of major themesRecommended for students in Years 7 and 8

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Katherine Paterson is a renowned author of international acclaim. Her many books include Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved, both Newbery Medal winners, and The Great Gilly Hopkins, a Newbery Honor book. She has twice received the National Book Award for Children’s Literature and was a recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Award for her body of work. Mrs. Paterson and her husband live in Barre, Vermont.

Katherine Paterson’s international fame rests not only on her widely acclaimed novels but also on her efforts to. .

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.

It was published in 2002. Verna Morgan is a single mother who struggles to support her family. Verna's daughter Angel is often left caring for her seven-year-old brother, Bernie. Their mother visits their father who is in jail, and then unexpectedly forces them to pack their belongings

Katherine Paterson has brought into the twenty-first century her compassionate feel for the stories of.

Katherine Paterson has brought into the twenty-first century her compassionate feel for the stories of fractured families, and I think that we are tremendously lucky for it. The story of Angel and her kin is vintage Katherine Paterson, as moving and surprising and germane as her works of mastery from the '70s and '80s. I would absolutely recommend i.

Then events in Angel’s life take yet another downturn, and she must once again find a way to persevere.

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Then events in Angel's life take yet another downturn, and she must once again find a way to persevere. VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) "Paterson's beautiful words root the wonder of astronomy in gritty details of daily survival. This focused story evokes timeless tales.

by Katherine Paterson. Angel Morgan's family is falling apart. Her daddy is in jail, and her mother has abandoned Angel and her little brother, Bernie, at their great-grandmother's crumbling Vermont farmhouse. Grandma spends most of her time wrapped in a blanket by the wood stove.

Talk about The Same Stuff as Stars (Rollercoasters)


Inerrace
This is a copy/paste from my Goodreads review.
It's The Great Gilly Hopkins but on a darker level. I recommended The Same Stuff as Stars once to an elementary school girl but she later told me she couldn't finish it because it was too sad. Now that I've had the chance to review it again, I have to agree with her. This is a depressing story where the main character faces trials of poverty and neglect that would leave any normal child scarred for life. Just when you think it might be getting better, it keeps getting worse.
Only Katherine Paterson can tackle such realism by weaving in the faith she was raised on yet not come across in her writing as preachy. The writing is her usual high quality storytelling with strong setting, plot and characters. The story does drag in some places but her usual style shines as bright as the stars we get the opportunity to learn about.
The only issues I have with the book is #1-killing off my favorite character. Those who've read the book know which one I'm talking about. #2-how did this family living in poverty manage all those hospital bills at the end without Obamacare?
If this is your first Katherine Paterson book I recommend reading some of her other award winning books first because there's a reason this story didn't win any.
Kajikus
Without a doubt, my two favorite writers for young adults are Madeleine L'Engle and Katherine Paterson. Ms. Paterson has written a number of novels (Bridge to Terabithia, Jacob Have I Loved, Lyddie, etc.) that are among the best I've every read. This novel may not reach the heights of some of her previous books but it is still a worthwhile read.
I have probably shed more tears over Katherine Paterson novels than any other writer except, perhaps, Dickens. They both have an incredible ability to create realistic characters that you can really feel for as well as a deep perception for the effect that death and abandonment can have on people. As I began reading The Same Stuff As Stars I didn't think this novel would have the same effect but I must admit that it did. In the character of Angel, continually abandoned by everyone around her but still a strong girl, Paterson has done it again.
It is her ability to create these realistic characters, however, that also turned me off to this book. I found the characters of Verna and, in particular, Bernie to be so unpleasant that the first half of this novel was nearly unreadable for me. Once these two characters disappear from the novel, I liked the book to be much better.
But is it really fair to dislike a book because the characters are created too well? It's a personal assessment but a fair one, I think. But this book still has many things to recommend it, not the least of which is the astronomy motif which appeals to me very much as a math and physics teacher. Another personal assessment, perhaps, but it works both ways. Ultimately, this is a book that still rates better than just about anything out there. I would highly recommend it.
Endieyab
Why do we act the way we do? Is it because we are the same stuff as the stars and are as stable yet unstable as they are? Paterson has again written a book about forgiveness and acceptance, which to me is the theme of many of her books. I was hooked on this book early on and reminded a little of Bridge to Terabithia (a favorite) as well as The Great Gilly Hopkins. Paterson's story may help readers understand life. For folks (old and young) who wonder if life is worth living, this book should help them figure it out. It's a great "read by one-self" or "read-to-others" book. The characters are very real and the situation quite plausible. The trio of books (Gilly, Terabithia, and Stars) would make a fabulous author or theme study.
Butius
This is a good children book for like 6th grade it is amazing I recommend this author if you kid doesn’t read
Kieel
Patterson's story of Angel will grab you from page one. She is a survivor, as she deals with one flaky mom and a convicted father.
Then when she befriends the starman, you see her find even more self-confidence. I loved the star metaphor in this book, and the relationships of brother, Grandma, and Angel. I plan to share excerpts with my middle schoolers.
Bodwyn
Loved every word! I was hooked until the end and wished for more. This book is a keeper. I would recommend it to all ages.
HyderCraft
Katherine Patterson is an amazing author. This book was written extremely well. I would have given it 5 stars if not for the storyline,which was a little confusing.
Katherine Paterson seems to have more home-runs to her credit than a Major League Baseball Hall of Famer. And this book is no exception. Not too bitter; not too sweet. It's just right and speaks to the heart.