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The Great Gilly Hopkins

by Katherine Paterson

HarperCollins | April 13, 2004 | Trade Paperback

The Great Gilly Hopkins is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.

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 ...

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 pages

Published: April 13, 2004

Publisher: 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Gilly Hopkins Hi! everybody my name is Harry Tung. In school my teacher needs me to read this book about a 11 years old girl which is a child which doesn't have any parents at all. This girl wasn't such a nice girl at the beginning but during the story goes on Gilly starts to change her attitude she becomes nicer, friendlier and even nicer to the Trotter's family. In the back of the book it will always say that "Gilly is nobody's kid" but that isn't true at all she is a kid and she has a mom. She always wishes to see her mom she thinks that her mom is a person which is nice,and beautiful (pretty). Why don't I give you a summary of this book if you want to know more read on. At the beginning of the story Gilly hated the Trotter's family she doesn't like any family it is because before when she was in a family her whole family was so nice to her and after a while they didn't wanted her anymore. So from now on inside Gilly's mind she would think I can't like anyone. She was scared that it would happen again to her. Inside Trotter's family Gilly was scared of them and everynight they had this stranger called Mr. Randolph over for dinner. Mr. Randolph is a person which is blind but very very friendly.
Date published: 1999-11-05

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The Great Gilly Hopkins

The Great Gilly Hopkins

by Katherine Paterson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 pages

Published: April 13, 2004

Publisher: HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0064402010

ISBN - 13: 9780064402019

About the Book

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.

From the Publisher

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 ...

About the Author

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 Hopkins, as well as Newbery Medals for Jacob Have I Loved and Bridge to Terabithia. Ms. Paterson lives with her husband in Vermont. They have four grown children.

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)

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12