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The Great Gilly Hopkins

The Great Gilly Hopkins

by Katherine Paterson

How can the great Gilly Hopkins be expected to tolerate an ignorant foster mother, a freaky foster brother, or the poetry-loving black man next door? At first Gilly despises them all, but finds herself slowly drawn into their circle of love.

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.

Ages
11, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Grade Level Equivalent
5.3
Lexile Measure
800L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
S
Publisher
HCL - HARPER COLLINS
Number of Pages
160
Genre
Realistic Fiction

About the Author

Katherine Paterson Katherine Paterson is the author of many award-winning books, including Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved.

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