A two-time Newbery medalist and National Book Award winner, Katherine Paterson has penned such beloved children's novels as Bridge to Terabithia, The Great Gilly Hopkins and Jacob Have I Loved. From her memoir Stories of My Life, "Pets" relays charming memories of the Paterson family's furry friends.Meet four-legged (and no-legged!) friends Manch, an overly amorous dachshund/terrier; Frank, a black snake who nearly ruined a school board meeting; Charlie Chaplin, a black-moustached baby kitten; and Annie, a beloved golden retriever with allergies to spare.
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by Katherine Paterson
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