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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

Lexile Measure

800L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Foster care; Physical disability; foster child; foster siblings; foster homes; foster mother; blind; blind adult

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

foster mother

Awards

Christopher Award, 1979, Winner
Garden State Children's Book Award, 1981, Winner, Younger Fiction
Georgia Children's Book Award, 1981, Winner, Georgia Children's Book Awards
Golden Sower Award, 1982, Honor, Intermediate
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
Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 1981, Winner, Grades 4-6
National Book Award, 1979, Winner, Children's Literature
Parents' Choice Award, 2003, Gold, Best 25 Books in 25 Years
Parents' Choice Award, 1978, Gold, Fiction
William Allen White Children's Book Award, 1981, Winner
Books to Read Aloud to Children of All Ages, 2003 Stories: Nine to Twelve
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Kids Reading List, 2010 Age (10 and up)
Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005

Keywords

belonging; defense mechanism; anger; feelings; multiple homes; neighbor; letters

Diversity Impact

direct

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