The Great Gilly Hopkins

Paperback | April 13, 2004

byKatherine Paterson

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This Newbery Honor Book from bestselling author Katherine Paterson will simultaneously tug on the heartstrings and cause laugh-out-loud laughter.

Eleven-year-old Gilly has been stuck in more foster families than she can remember, and she's disliked them all. She has a reputation for being brash, brilliant, and completely unmanageable, and that's the way she likes it. So when she's sent to live with the Trotters—by far the strangest family yet—she knows it's only a temporary problem.

Gilly decides to put her sharp mind to work and get out of there fast. She's determined to no longer be a foster kid. Before long she's devised an elaborate scheme to get her real mother to come rescue her. Unfortunately, the plan doesn't work out quite as she hoped it would...

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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.

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This Newbery Honor Book from bestselling author Katherine Paterson will simultaneously tug on the heartstrings and cause laugh-out-loud laughter.Eleven-year-old Gilly has been stuck in more foster families than she can remember, and she's disliked them all. She has a reputation for being brash, brilliant, and completely unmanageable, a...

Katherine Paterson was born in China, where she spent part of her childhood. After her education in China and the American South, she spent four years in Japan, the setting for her first three novels. Ms. Paterson has received numerous awards for her writing, including National Book Awards for The Master Puppeteer and The Great Gilly H...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.44 inPublished:April 13, 2004Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064402010

ISBN - 13:9780064402019

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS THE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS IS ONE OF THE AUTHOR'S BEST BOOKS EVER WRITTEN. IT IS SUITABLE FOR ANYONE TEN YEARS AND OVER. YOU SHOULD READ IT!!!
Date published: 2005-03-26

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From Our Editors

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.

Editorial Reviews

“The arrogant, bitter heroine of this moving story is a wisecracking, gum-chewing kid who has been shuttled from one foster home to another. . . . [She is portrayed] with warmth and wit, in a story filled with love and compassion.” (CE)