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Babbitt, Natalie. "Working Girl." New York Times Book Review (May 19, 1991): 24. In this review, children's novelist Natalie Babbitt praises the novel, particularly its historical background and the way in which it rises above the caricatures of its counterpart, Oliver Twist.

Kemp, Sandra. "Working Worlds."

Times Educational Supplement 8 (November 1991): 38. This review highlights the novel's relationship to the works of Charles Dickens.

Namovicz, Gene Inyart. "Katherine Paterson." Horn Book 57 (1981): 394399. A biographical sketch written when Paterson won the Newbery Award for Jacob Have I Loved.

Odean, Kathleen. Review. School Library Journal 37 (February 1991): 82. A short, positive review which calls attention to the novel's interest in reading.

Paterson, Katherine. Gates of Excellence: On Reading and Writing for Children.

New York: Elsevier/Nelson, 1981. A collection of Paterson's essays and reviews which, among other things, reveal her philosophy of writing and her attitudes towards historical fiction.

—— . "Literature and Life." English Journal 80,5 (1991): 11. Paterson discusses...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Lyddie from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.