1982 - Children’s Books, Fiction (Paperback)

The Master Puppeteer

By Katherine Paterson

Original Publisher: T.Y. Crowell & Co.
Current Publisher: HarperTeen (HarperCollins)
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Ages 13 & Up

Children’s Books, Fiction (Paperback) Finalists That Year:

  • Lloyd Alexander for The Wizard in the Tree
  • Katherine Paterson for Jacob Have I Loved
  • Katherine Paterson for The Master Puppeteer

Children’s Books, Fiction (Paperback) Winner That Year: Ouida Sebestyen, Words by Heart

Judges That Year: Not Available

The Year in Literature: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard won the Newbery Medal.

More Information: Paterson was also a Finalist for the paperback edition of The Master Puppeteer that same year. Paterson won the National Book Award for Children’s Literature in 1977 for the hardcover edition of The Master Puppeteer and in 1979 for the hardcover edition of The Great Gilly Hopkins. She was also a Finalist in 1980 for the paperback edition of The Great Gilly Hopkins and in 1981 for the hardcover edition of Jacob Have I Loved.

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