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ISBN13: 9780064402019
ISBN10: 0064402010
Condition: Standard
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Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer's new novel will touch your heart

When twelve-year-old Sugar's grandfather dies and her gambling father takes off yet again, Sugar and her mother lose their home in Missouri. They head to Chicago for a fresh start, only to discover that fresh starts aren't so easy to come by for the homeless. Nevertheless, Sugar's mother has taught her to be grateful no matter what, so Sugar does her best. With the help of a rescue dog, Shush; a foster family; a supportive teacher; a love of poetry; and her own grace and good humor, Sugar comes to understand that while she can't control the hand life deals her, she can control how she responds.

Synopsis:

Eleven-year-old Gilly has been stuck in more foster families than she can remember, and she's disliked them all. She has a county-wide reputation for being brash, brilliant, and completely unmanageable. So when she's sent to live with the Trotters — by far the strangest family yet — Gilly decides to put her sharp mind to work. Before long she's devised an elaborate scheme to get her real mother to come rescue her.

But the rescue doesn't work out, and the great Gilly Hopkins is left thinking that maybe life with the Trotters wasn't so bad ...

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This winner of the 1979 National Book Award for Children's Literature and many other distinguished awards is filled with love and compassion as it tells the story of an 11-year-old girl who yearns for a real family.

About the Author

Katherine Paterson is one of the world's most renowned children's book authors. Ms. Paterson has received the National Book Award twice and has won the Newbery Medal for both Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved. She is also the author of two other I Can Read Books featuring Marvin, The Smallest Cow in the World and Marvin's Best Christmas Present Ever. Ms. Paterson lives in Barre, Vermont.

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coolcat-sara, May 18, 2010 (view all comments by coolcat-sara)
Gilly, what a fabulous little girl! I really enjoyed reading this book for all the events that took place in it. It really shows what a difficult state Galadriel is in, being an orphan. The story is a mixture of sorrow and happinees at the same time. Its characters are quite interesting as well, lovely though, inspite of all the differences they have. A great one, I say, with all my heart.
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coolcat-sara, May 18, 2010 (view all comments by coolcat-sara)
Gilly, what a fabulous little girl! The story is terrific, a mixture of silliness and maturity. Gilly changes totally at the end of the story which really gives the story a strong position amongst others. the characters are interesting as well; a warm-hearted " relegious fanatic" to a kind blind black man and finally the shy and timid W.E. Great one, I say, with all my heart.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064402019
Author:
Paterson, Katherine
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
by Katherine Paterson
Author:
Hunt, Lynda
Author:
Bauer, Joan
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Foster home care
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Foster home care -- Fiction.
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
F-45
Publication Date:
June 1987
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 10

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"Synopsis" by , Eleven-year-old Gilly has been stuck in more foster families than she can remember, and she's disliked them all. She has a county-wide reputation for being brash, brilliant, and completely unmanageable. So when she's sent to live with the Trotters — by far the strangest family yet — Gilly decides to put her sharp mind to work. Before long she's devised an elaborate scheme to get her real mother to come rescue her.

But the rescue doesn't work out, and the great Gilly Hopkins is left thinking that maybe life with the Trotters wasn't so bad ...

"Synopsis" by , This winner of the 1979 National Book Award for Children's Literature and many other distinguished awards is filled with love and compassion as it tells the story of an 11-year-old girl who yearns for a real family.

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