Flip-flop Girl by Katherine PatersonFlip-flop Girl by Katherine Paterson

Flip-flop Girl

byKatherine Paterson

Paperback | February 1, 1996

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Written by Newbery Medalist, National Book Award winner, and Laura Ingalls Wilder Award recipient, and author of Bridge to Terabithia.

Vinnie Matthews needs a real lifesaver--on that will bring her father back to life and let her family go home. Living with Grandma means having to be responsible for her little brother, Mason, who refuses to speak, and ignoring the kids who ask why he's so crazy. Then Vinnie meets Lupe, the mysterious "flip-flop girl" who only wears orange flip-flops on her feet. Lupe is strong, confisent, and even more of an outsact than Vinnie. She's just teh type of friends Vinnie needs, if only Vinnie can ignore the rumora about Lupe's past.
Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books, including 16 novels for children and young people. She has twice won the Newbery Medal, for Bridge to Terabithia in 1978 and Jacob Have I Loved in 1981. The Master Puppeteer won the National Book Award in 1977 and The Great Gilly Hopkins won the National Book Award in 1979 and was...
Title:Flip-flop GirlFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.71 × 5 × 0.33 inPublished:February 1, 1996Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140376798

ISBN - 13:9780140376791

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


From Our Editors

Uprooted following the death of their father, nine-year-old Vinnie and her five-year-old brother, Mason, cope in different ways--one in silence--but both with the help of Lupe, the flip-flop girl.

Editorial Reviews

* "Resembles some of Paterson's most affecting books, such as Bridge to Terabithia and The Great Gilly Hopkins. . . . All readers will know more about themselves when they get to the conclusion of this powerful story."