Book Review of Jip: His Story

Jip: His Story
Jip: His Story
Author: Katherine Paterson
Genre: Children's Books
Book Type: Hardcover

Jip is a foundling and has spent all his life on the poor farm of a rural Vermont village in the pre-Civil War period. He's never been to school, but is very good with animals and farm work and with the poor souls who live on the poor farm - simpletons, lunatics and impoverished widows and their families. But then he discovers that his mother was a runaway slave, and her owner, also his biological father, intends to claim Jip as his property. If Jip escapes to Canada via the Underground Railroad, what will be come of all the people who depend on him? This short historical novel is intended for older children and young adults. Highly recommended.