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Jacob Have I Loved
Contributor(s): Paterson, Katherine (Author)

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ISBN: 0690040784     ISBN-13: 9780690040784
Publisher: Harperteen
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 1980

Annotation: "Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated . . ." With her grandmother's taunt, Louise knew that she, like the biblical Esau, was the despised elder twin. Caroline, her selfish younger sister, was the one everyone loved.

Growing up on a tiny Chesapeake Bay island in the early 1940s, angry Louise reveals how Caroline robbed her of everything: her hopes for schooling, her friends, her mother, even her name. While everyone pampered Caroline, Wheeze (her sister's name for her) began to learn the ways of the watermen and the secrets of the island, especially of old Captain Wallace, who had mysteriously returned after fifty years. The war unexpectedly gave this independent girl a chance to fulfill her childish dream to work as a watermen alongside her father. But the dream did not satisfy the woman she was becoming. Alone and unsure, Louise began to fight her way to a place where Caroline could not reach.

Renowned author Katherine Paterson here chooses a little-known area off the Maryland shore as her setting for a fresh telling of the ancient story of an elder twin's lost birthright.

Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Fiction | Family - Siblings
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - General (see Also Headings Under Family)
- Young Adult Fiction | Girls & Women
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 80000668
Age Level: 10-13
Grade Level: 5-8
Lexile Measure: 880(Not Available)
Physical Information: 1" H x 5.7" W x 7.9" (0.75 lbs) 224 pages
- Topical - Adolescence/Coming of Age
Features: Ikids, Index, Price on Product
Review Citations: Booklist 01/01/2001 pg. 978
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 120
Reading Level: 5.7   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 8.0
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Contributor Bio(s): Paterson, Katherine: -

Katherine Paterson is one of the world's most celebrated and beloved authors. Among her many awards are two Newberys and two National Book Awards, and she was recently named a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress. She has been published in more than 22 languages in a variety of formats, from picture books to historical novels.

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