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Without him around, Jesse feels surrounded by women: Besides his mother, he has two younger and two older sisters. Hoping to win the races held every recess between boys in his school, he spends his summer training feverously. Unhappy Inspiration On the first day back, victory instead goes to Leslie. New to the school, the transplant from urban Richmond is the only girl who has ever competed. She not only beats Jesse but all the other boys as well. Her “radical” perspective marks her as an outsider.
Paterson was inspired by her son David’s imaginative games with Lisa. In the novel, Leslie’s death from drowning was as unexpected and heartwrenching as Lisa’s, and Jesse’s pain as permanent as her son’s. “Now it was time for him to move out,” Paterson writes of Jesse, when he thought about the place where he and his best friend had once ruled an imaginary kingdom. “She wasn’t there, so he must go for both of them. ”9 The book attracted numerous positive reviews. ”10 Writing of the novel three decades later, the editors of the same magazine conceded that “critics said kids couldn’t cope with a story about a boy named Jesse who learns to deal with the death of his best friend, Leslie.
2 Twelfth-century Japan was the canvas on which Paterson painted stories with modern dilemmas—like accepting a new baby brother, or seeking an absent father—and ancient solutions. The epic power struggles between rival clans the Heike and Genji provided real-life drama. She set her books against events like the Hogen Insurrection in 1159 and the Gempei War 21 years later, during which time dynasties were destroyed and a toddler emperor ascended to the throne. It was a time familiar nearly a thousand years later as the age of the noble samurai.