Park's Quest

↠ Park's Quest ↠ Katherine Paterson ↠ Park's Quest ↠ Katherine Paterson - Park's Quest, Park s Quest Written by Newbery Medalist National Book Award winner and Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal recipient Katherine PatersonPark can t figure out why his mother refuses to talk about his father who died in Vi

  • Title: Park's Quest
  • Author: Katherine Paterson
  • ISBN: 9780140342628
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback

↠ Park's Quest ↠ Katherine Paterson - Park's Quest, Park s Quest Written by Newbery Medalist National Book Award winner and Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal recipient Katherine PatersonPark can t figure out why his mother refuses to talk about his father who died in Vi

Park's Quest, ↠ Park's Quest ↠ Katherine Paterson, Park's Quest, Katherine Paterson, Park s Quest Written by Newbery Medalist National Book Award winner and Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal recipient Katherine PatersonPark can t figure out why his mother refuses to talk about his father who died in Vietnam Park has no memory of him But he is determined to find out the answers to his questions When Park s search finally takes him to his gradfather s farm in rural VirginiWritten by Newb. ↠ Park's Quest ↠ Katherine Paterson - Park's Quest, Park s Quest Written by Newbery Medalist National Book Award winner and Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal recipient Katherine PatersonPark can t figure out why his mother refuses to talk about his father who died in Vi

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  1. I struggled with a rating for this one, almost going with three stars, but ultimately I opted for four because it does manage some strong moments of emotional truth However, this tale of an eleven year old boy visiting for the first time the decaying family estate of his father, about whom his mother has told him literally nothing, is uneven I can buy the mother s reticence about the father in general but really You re going to send your kid for two weeks to family he s not only never met but li [...]


  2. This book is a arguably a realistic fiction novel The Vietnam War affects the generation of characters after the war but is not a central part of the book Some parts of the story were hard to explain to our 6th graders ie why did Park s dad have an affair The story invites you to give comment to the unjust racism directed at Park s 1 2 sister because she is Vietnamese But frankly the kids had a rough time understanding extramarital relations The ending of the book tries to create symbolism But i [...]


  3. The main character in my is Parkington Waddell Broughton which they call him Park for short or Pork Park s dad had died because he was in the Vietnam War He misses his dad and always talk about him His mother don t want him to always talk about his dad because she trying to move on from him He want a dad to teach him about life like the other boys and he s the only boy and he s feeling left out I wonder do he dreams about his dad I can see that he s really sad and really misses his dad I feel sa [...]


  4. This is one of my all time favorites I read it over and over throughout junior high.A young boy, struggling to become a man, takes a summer to live with the family of his father, a Vietnam war veteran killed in action He learns than he expected to about his father, his own history, and the gifts he has inherited.


  5. Bleghk.I just didn t like this book at all There was hardly a hook and i got bored out of it so easily.


  6. Interesting read It has quite a mature twist for a young adult book, and the material is heavy, but it s written easily It ends with a bit of a cliffhanger which is Paterson s style , but it s a well suited one.


  7. TRUTH FROM THE BLACK WALLLike an Arthurian knight setting out on a quest, eleven year old Park is determined to learn the truth about his father, who died on his second tour of Viet Nam But his mother clams up on the subject, refusing to share critical information about the elusive man Will she nurse her grief forever or is there to it This story reads like a squire s swift lance, as Park s imaginary mental adventures parallel real life situations There are quotes from Emily Dickinson s poetry [...]


  8. Casually he draped the dish towel over his shoulder Park s Quest, by Katherine Paterson, the Newbery winning author of Bridge to Terabithia, is an angst filled story of a young boy trying to connect with his father who was killed in the Vietnam War when he was very young Parker Waddell Broughton the Fifth, or Park, has never been told any details of his father by his mother who firmly avoids talking about the issue Now, at almost 12 years old, he burns with the need to know and begins his invest [...]


  9. Eleven year old Park Parkington Waddell Broughton the Fifth , like the bold knights in his fantasies about the Round Table, is on a quest to learn about his father, who died in Vietnam Not only has he no memory of his father, his mother won t discuss him She says she will tell him someday It is obvious that she has been deeply hurt and has a cold hardness inside, none of which Park understands, but he knows it has to do with his father about whom he knows nothing When Park s questioning persists [...]


  10. Jadi ceritanya Park Parkington Waddell Broughton V bocah berusia 11 tahun ini, tidak pernah bertemu dengan ayahnya Sang ayah meninggal sebagai tentara dalam perang Vietnam Tapi ibunya tak pernah bercerita apapun tentang si ayah ini Suatu ketika karena desakan Park yang terus menerus untuk mengenal si ayah, si Ibu setuju mengirim Park ke rumah besar keluarga Broughton di daerah pertanian Virgina untuk mengenal lebih jauh tentang keluarga ayah Di sana Park bertemu dengan Paman Frank, istri Vietnam [...]


  11. Although it took me awhile to get hooked into this book, I did enjoy the story once things started to happen at the farm I liked Park and his vivid imagination about being a knight Would students have enough background knowledge to understand the references that Park makes to King Arthur and his knights The story can be understood without this knowledge, but it gives much insight into Park s character This book deals beautifully with what may be considered a sore part of our nation s history Rea [...]


  12. I liked some of her other books better, but this book was just ok for me I appreciated Park s imagination of being a knight on a quest to find out about his father But, I don t feel like he ever did find out about his father except the superficial, jaw dropping for a child surprises It may help some children if they are going through a similar situation, but this book doesn t have revealance in my personal life I would not recommend this book as a must read for my children, but I do not have an [...]


  13. I thought this book was alright, but I got very confused in it This is about a boy named Park, who is wondering why his mom won t ever talk about her husband that she lost in the Vietnom war He tries and tries to get it out He goes to his grandfathers house for the summer just to find some clues about his father, but finds interesting stuff Personally, I didn t like the book becuase i was lost through out the whole book.


  14. Not my favorite Katherine Paterson story, though she sets a high bar with Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved Park yearns to know the story of his father, a Vietnam veteran, but when he finally gets a chance to visit his dad s family he gets than he bargained for It s a thoughtful book, and Paterson as always creates complex characters with rich inner lives But you can see the big reveal coming from a mile away, and there s a lot of unanswered questions at the end.


  15. Published in 1989 this contemporary realistic fiction tells the story of a boy who wants to know about his father, a Vietnam Vet who died on his second tour Paterson uses Camelot as metaphor for the boys journey of discovery but I found it distracting She also has her main character use the work geek instead of gook to refer to a Vietnamese character and I couldn t figure out why if it was intentional or not A well told coming of age story.


  16. I really liked this book it would have gotten five stars from me if it had one other thing Action The most action in this book was Thanh pushing the grandfather fast in the chair, and Park thinking she was killing him It was a great read, fast and easy, and it had a great storyline I loved the complication of the family It was worth reading


  17. This book is about an eleven year old boy named Park whose father was killed on his second tour of Vietnam Park was eager to know about his father but his family wouldn t tell him much, therefore he patchworked his fathers life together by himself Could be used for grades 3 and up Could be used during Social Studies when discussing the Vietnam War.


  18. So dated, I m not sure today s kids could relate well The protagonist was unlikeable and arrogant, but somehow transformed into a loving, tolerant kid in the blink of an eye I found his epiphanies and his transformation unbelievable And the King Arthur s court daydreams grew old fast But I enjoyed the finish and wish the tone of the rest of the book matched it.


  19. it showed me at the end Whene he finds out that Thanh is his sister and that his parents where divorced.I was also about to cry Whene he finally understood his grandfather and they both started crying.This book is amazing I like it and it s really nice


  20. Park, curious about his father s death, insists on going to Virginia his father s hometown This journey reveals the truth about his father a complicated story from the past And yet, a sweet ending


  21. Pretty good I liked it without the imaginary Arthurian interludes, which faded as the book went on It ended abruptly, which I couldn t decide if I liked or not Kind of says something about my feelings about the storyat I don t care if or when it ends.


  22. I don t really like this book THis is one of our trade books that we are to read in the seventh grade I do like one of here other books that she wrote.



  23. I read this twice in elementary school because I loved it so much Haven t read it since then, but I m assuming my elementary school tastes weren t all that bad.