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The Great Gilly Hopkins

Title

The Great Gilly Hopkins

Publisher

Harper

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780062422866

Pages

212 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

foster family

LGBTQ+

none

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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