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The Resource The great Gilly Hopkins, Katherine Paterson

The great Gilly Hopkins, Katherine Paterson

Label
The great Gilly Hopkins
Title
The great Gilly Hopkins
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Paterson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Watch out world! The Great Gilly Hopkins is looking for a home. She's a foster kid who's been angry, lonely, and hurting for so long that's she's always ready for a fight. Be on the lookout for her best barracuda smile, the one she saves for well-meaning social workers. Watch out for her most fearful look, a cross between Dracula and Godzilla, used especially to scare shy foster brothers. Don't be fooled by her "Who me?" expression, guaranteed to trick foster parents, teachers, and anyone who gets in her way. It's Gilly Hopkins vs. the world! And so far, Gilly seems to be winning. But what she doesn't realize is that every time she wins, she really loses, until she discovers a love as formidable as any enemy she's ever known
Summary
An eleven-year-old foster child tries to cope with her longings and fears as she schemes against everyone who tries to be friendly
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Writing style
Award
  • Garden State Children's Book Award (New Jersey), Children's Fiction, 1981.
  • Georgia Children's Book Award, 1981.
  • Iowa Children's Choice Award, 1981.
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 1981.
  • National Book Award for Children's Books, 1979.
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award (Kansas), 1981.
Awards note
Georgia Children's Book Award winners, 1980-1981
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096614
Cataloging source
HCO
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Paterson, Katherine
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.P273
LC item number
Gr
Literary form
fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
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True
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  • Georgia Children's Book Award winner
  • Foster home care
  • Orphans
  • Foster children
  • Families
  • Belonging (Social psychology)
  • Defense mechanisms (Psychology)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The great Gilly Hopkins, Katherine Paterson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Newbery Honor Book, 1979
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
148 pages
Isbn
9780064402019
System control number
77027075 /AC
Label
The great Gilly Hopkins, Katherine Paterson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Newbery Honor Book, 1979
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
148 pages
Isbn
9780064402019
System control number
77027075 /AC

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