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Jacob Have I Loved

Jacob Have I Loved book cover
Author Katherine Paterson
Cover artist Chris Sheban
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Historical novel
Publisher Avon Books
Publication date 1980
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 263
ISBN ISBN 0-380-56499-8

Jacob Have I Loved is a novel by Katherine Paterson that won the 1981 Newbery Medal. The title refers to the sibling rivalry between Jacob and Esau in the Jewish and Christian Bible, and comes directly from the Romans 9:13. The verse states, As it is written, "Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated." Image File history File links Size of this preview: 403 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (436 × 648 pixel, file size: 44 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Jacob Have I Loved book cover This image is of a book cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned either... Katherine Paterson is an award-winning American author of books for children. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... --70. ... A publisher is a person or entity which engages in the act of publishing. ... Avon is a paperback imprint of HarperCollins. ... Hardcover books A hardcover (or hardback or hardbound) is a book bound with rigid protective covers (typically of cardboard covered with cloth, heavy paper, or sometimes leather). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... “ISBN” redirects here. ... Katherine Paterson is an award-winning American author of books for children. ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the outstanding American book for children. ... This article is about Jacob in the Hebrew Bible. ... Esau (Hebrew ‎, Standard Hebrew Esav, Tiberian Hebrew Ēśāw) is the oldest son of Isaac and Rebekah and the twin brother of Jacob in the biblical Book of Genesis. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ... The Epistle to the Romans is one of the letters of the New Testament canon of the Christian Bible. ...

Set in the early 1940s on an island called Rass Island in Chesapeake Bay, the novel follows the story of the Bradshaws, a family who depends on the father, Truitt, and his crabbing/fishing business, on his boat, the Portia Sue. Truitt's two daughters, Sara Louise and Caroline, are twins--and Caroline is always ahead. She is prettier, smarter, more talented, and kinder. Frail, artistic Caroline receives more attention from their parents, and others in the community. The Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo The Chesapeake Bay where the Susquehanna River empties into it. ...

The book traces Sara's attempts to free herself from Caroline's shadow, even as she grows into adulthood.

Characters in "Jacob Have I Loved"

  • Sara Louise Bradshaw Most of the other characters in the novel refer to Sara Louise as "Wheeze", a nickname she detests, which Caroline made up. Sara Louise hates her sister because her sister is always better than her. Only her mother, Susan, calls her "Louise", and only the Captain calls her "Sara Louise". Near the beginning of the novel, Louise is contented and proud that she is the child her father depends on to help him through the crabbing season, but soon, with the tireless attention Caroline receives, she attempts to become more feminine — to no avail. After growing up in a horrible world of being ignored because of her sister, Sara Louise eventually leaves the island to move to a small town in the midst of mountains.
  • Caroline Bradshaw Caroline is Sara Louise's younger twin sister, and from the moment of her birth, she stole all of it [attention] for herself. Despite being mean and annoying, she is beautiful, and blessed with a lovely voice. Caroline causes constant agony for Louise, whether intentional or unintentional. Near the end of the novel, she marries McCall Purnell (Call).
  • McCall Purnell "Call" is Louise's childhood friend. He, too, grew up on the island along with Caroline and Louise. Being fat and an outcast, Louise took him as her own best friend--but, eventually, Caroline stole him, too. Caroline marries Call and lives with him in New York.
  • Hiram Wallace "The Captain" was, basically, Louise's first crush. Considered a heathen by most of the island, he, too, is an outcast. Near the end of the novel, Sara Louise discovers that her grandmother, in her youth, also hid a childish obsession with the Captain, who used to be a handsome adolescent.
  • Susan Bradshaw She is the mother to Sara Louise and Caroline. She came to the small island, a good-looking college graduate who became the new school teacher. She met Truitt Bradshaw and married him. She is a kind woman who loves her children more than anything and is proud of her now simple life. She gets verbally assaulted by the Grandmother and her bible.
  • Grandmother "Grandmother" was a part of the Bradshaw family and was focused on religion. Her two lines of life were "I love the Lord" and "I hate the water".
Preceded by
A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal
Newbery Medal recipient
Succeeded by
A Visit to William Blake's Inn

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Jacob - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2423 words)
Jacob was probably born at Lahai-roi, twenty years after Isaac and Rebekah were married, at which time his father was sixty (Gen. 25:26), and Abraham one hundred sixty years old.
Jacob, in turn, took rods of green poplar, hazel, and chestnut, and going among the flocks he used them to mark the calves and lambs of the strongest animals with spots and speckles as they were born.
Jacob's body was embalmed and carried with great pomp into the land of Canaan, and buried beside his wife Leah in the Cave of Machpelah, according to his dying charge.
The God of Jacob (3794 words)
The case of Jacob gives the most emphatic refutation to the theory that God’s choice is dependent upon something in the creature—something either actual or foreseen—and shows that the eternal election of certain individuals unto salvation is due to no worthiness in the subjects but results solely from God’s sovereign grace.
Jacob is now thoroughly afraid: “And Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and the herds, and the camels, into two bands; and said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape” (vv.
Jacob meets this generous proposal in a very characteristic way, and by means of a plausible excuse cleverly declined it.
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