The Great Gilly Hopkins
The Great Gilly Hopkins
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Annotation: An eleven-year-old foster child tries to cope with her longings and fears as she schemes against everyone who tries to be friendly.
Catalog Number: #600052612
Format: Ebook
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Publisher: HarperCollins
Copyright Date: 1978
Edition Date: 2009
Pages: 256
Territory: North America
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-06-197517-6
ISBN 13: 978-0-06-197517-2
Dewey: Fic
Subject Heading:
Foster home care. Fiction.
Language: English
Word Count: 33,591
Reading Level: 4.6
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.6 / points: 5.0 / quiz: 116 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:5.3 / points:8.0 / quiz:Q04755
Lexile: 800L
Guided Reading Level: S
Fountas & Pinnell: S

This timeless Newbery Honor Book from bestselling author Katherine Paterson about a wisecracking, ornary, completely unforgettable young heroine. Now a feature film starring Kathy Bates, Glenn Close, and Octavia Spencer!

Eleven-year-old Gilly has been stuck in more foster families than she can remember, and she's hated 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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