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The Great Gilly Hopkins

Title

The Great Gilly Hopkins

Publisher

Harper

Pages

212 pages

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780062422866

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Foster care; foster child; foster siblings; foster care

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Family Formation

foster family

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Books to Read Aloud to Children of All Ages, 2003; Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001; Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006; Kids Reading List, 2010; Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000; Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005; Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005; Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 1981, Winner, Grades 4-6; Christopher Award, 1979, Winner; Georgia Children's Book Award, 1981, Winner, Georgia Children's Book Awards; Iowa Children's Choice Award, 1981, Winner, Iowa Children's Choice Award Grades 3-6 ; Jane Addams Children's Book Award, 1979, Honor Book; John Newbery Medal, 1979, Honor Book, Grades 5 Up; Garden State Children's Book Award, 1981, Winner, Younger Fiction; William Allen White Children's Book Award, 1981, Winner; Golden Sower Award, 1982, Honor, Intermediate; National Book Award, 1979, Winner, Children's Literature Parents' Choice Award, 1978, Gold, Fiction; Parents' Choice Award, 2003, Gold, Best 25 Books in 25 Years

Keywords

families; orphans; family life; belonging; defense mechanism

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Great Gilly Hopkins

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