Jip His Story Author:Katherine Paterson Jip's past is a puzzle -- and solving it is dangerous. After tumbling off the back of a wagon, Jip was brought to the town poor farm. He has lived there ever since. Content to do chores and tend animals -- until the day the lunatic comes. Caged like an animal, Put seems terrifying and less than human. But as the weeks pass, Jip sees Put as t... more »he wise man he truly is. And, when a menacing stranger comes to town, claiming to have been sent by Jip's grieving father, Jip turns to his new friend to make sense of it all. With Put's help, can Jip solve the riddle of his past?« less
Katherine Paterson is one of our finest young people's authors. Don't look for happy solutions and easy to cope with stories. In this multiple award winning story about man's inhumanity to man the many facets are woven together into a story that will grab your attention and lead you into situations that are surprising but very much a part of the story. If you get it for your young person be sure to read it for yourself or you'll miss out on a reading treat. If I could give this book 6 stars I would.