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Kathryn Erskine

Biography

Kathryn Erskine

Kathryn Erskine is the acclaimed author of many distinguished novels for young readers, including MOCKINGBIRD, winner of the National Book Award; THE ABSOLUTE VALUE OF MIKE, an Amazon Best Book and ALA Notable Book; and QUAKING, an ALA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Kathryn lives and writes in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband and two children.

Kathryn Erskine

Books by Kathryn Erskine

by Kathryn Erskine - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Julian lives large, and his optimism allows him to see possibilities wherever he looks, but he is anxious about his stressed family falling apart. Even his ability to "uni-sense" what's happening with his sister is gone. Now that they are moving to rural Maine, Julian can use his telescope without any light pollution. As Julian searches the night sky, he encounters a force that may drive his plan apart. His neighbor, Mr. X, could bring an end to his parents' dream of opening their B&B. Could one negative force unravel everything?

by Kathryn Erskine - Children's, Historical Fiction

Adrian is small for his age, even for an almost thirteen year old. It doesn't help that  he has albinism, which makes those he meets wonder if he's an angel or a devil. His father is a bowyer, and all Adrian wants to do is become apprenticed and go off to war as an archer. But that's not what his father wants for him. Since Adrian can write, his father wants him to be a scribe. That's just about the last thing Adrian wants.

by Kathryn Erskine - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 10+
Life will never be the same for Red Porter. He's a kid growing up around black car grease, white fence paint and the backward attitudes of the folks who live in his hometown, Rocky Gap, Virginia. Red's daddy, his idol, has just died, leaving Red and Mama with some hard decisions and a whole lot of doubt.