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Jip, His Story. SIGNED by author

Paterson, Katherine

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ISBN 10: 0525675434 / ISBN 13: 9780525675433
Published by Dutton/ Lodestar, New York, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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NOT ex-library. Sienna & dark brown bds. Story of a runaway slave set in Vermont, 1855-56. Author's 1997 presentation on title pg. Clean text. Bill Dodge unblemished dust jacket. 182 pgs. Bookseller Inventory # 034445

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Title: Jip, His Story. SIGNED by author

Publisher: Dutton/ Lodestar, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: stated 1st

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Raised on a poor Vermont farm after tumbling off the back of a wagon as a small child, Jip is astonished years later when a slave catcher reveals that he is the son of a runaway slave and that he is the property of a slave owner.

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When an aged lunatic named Putnam arrives at a poorhouse farm in rural Vermont in 1855, he is treated as little more than a beast by everyone except the orphan Jip, who himself arrived at the charity orphanage/asylum after being found abandoned by the roadside. Jip and Putnam become friends, then allies of a sort, as Jip struggles to improve his own lot and that of his friend Lucy, the unfortunate daughter of the late town drunk. This historical tale by Katherine Paterson involves its young protagonist in the great 19th century struggle between slave owners and abolitionists while sending him into a test of his own loyalty and courage. Paterson handles weighty issues with grace and verve, and does not shrink from terrible truths in this challenging novel for young readers.

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