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The Great Gilly Hopkins

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Publisher Comments:

At eleven, Gilly is nobody's real kid. If only she could find her beautiful mother, Courtney, and live with her instead of in the ugly foster home where she has just been placed! How could she, the great Gilly Hopkins, known throughout the county for her brilliance and unmanageability, be expected to tolerate Maime Trotter, the fat, nearly illiterate widow who is now her guardian? Or for that matter, the freaky seven-year-old boy and the shrunken blind black man who are also considered part of the bizarre "family"? Even cool Miss Harris, her teacher, is a shock to her.

Gutsy Gilly is both poignant and comic as, behind her best barracuda smile, she schemes against them and everyone else who tries to be friendly. The reader will cheer for her as she copes with the longings and terrors of always being a foster child.

Katherine Paterson, winner of the 1978 Newbery Medal for Bridge to Terabithia and of the 1977 National Book Award for The Master Puppeteer, again reaches across boundaries with her wit, compassion, and love, and here creates an immensely engaging story about a child's desperate search for a place to call home.

Synopsis:

Winner of the 1979 National Book Award for Children's Literature and many other distinguished awards, this 1979 Newbery Honor Book 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780690038385
Author:
Paterson, Katherine
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
by Katherine Paterson
Location:
S.l.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Foster home care
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Foster home care -- Fiction.
Subject:
Foster care homes
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Library
Series Volume:
500-24.
Publication Date:
19780418
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.37x6.27x.72 in. .94 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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