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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
Tone
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
Newbery Honor Book, 1979
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
096614
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paterson, Katherine
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 8-12
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foster home care
  • Orphans
  • Foster children
  • Families
  • Belonging (Social psychology) in children
  • Defense mechanisms (Psychology) in children
  • Foster home care
  • Orphans
  • Belonging (Social psychology) in children
  • Defense mechanisms (Psychology) in children
  • Families
  • Foster children
  • Foster home care
  • Orphans
  • Orphans
  • Foster home care
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The great Gilly Hopkins, Katherine Paterson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Released as a motion picture in 2015
  • Includes excerpts from Bridge to Terabithia (1977) and Jacob I have loved (1980)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn912356548
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780062422866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)912356548
Label
The great Gilly Hopkins, Katherine Paterson
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Released as a motion picture in 2015
  • Includes excerpts from Bridge to Terabithia (1977) and Jacob I have loved (1980)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn912356548
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780062422866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)912356548

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