The Great Gilly Hopkins

ISBN-10: 0064402010
ISBN-13: 9780064402019
Author: Paterson, Katherine
Interest Level: 5-9
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Publication Date: April 2004

Copyright: 1978

Page Count: 192


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Interest Level

Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Guided Reading: S
Lexile: 800L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 5.0
Grade Level Equivalent: 6

BISAC Subjects

Foster home care; Fiction

Foster home care; Fiction

Foster home care; Fiction

Description
This Newbery Honor Book from bestselling author Katherine Paterson will simultaneously tug on the heartstrings and cause laugh-out-loud laughter. Eleven-year-old Gilly has been stuck in more foster families than she can remember, and she's disliked 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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