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The Great Gilly Hopkins

The Great Gilly Hopkins
 

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ISBN 9780174324324
Published 15 January 1996 by Oxford University Press
Format Hardback, New edition
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Author(s) By Paterson, Katherine
Series M-Books
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ISBN-13 9780174324324
ISBN-10 0174324324
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Oxford University Press
Imprint Nelson Thornes Ltd
Publication Date 15 January 1996
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Paterson, Katherine
Series M-Books
Category English Literature: Literary Criticism
Literary Studies: General
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Height: 230mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school;College/higher education
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code Not specified

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US Review Paterson's bright eleven-year-old has a lot in common with: other foster children we've met in fiction: sulky, surface-tough, perversely set on being hard to manage, determined after several rejections never to accept an overture, and still cherishing the fantasy that her real mother will come to her rescue. But Gilly's new foster mother, Maime Trotter - a semi-literate, Bible-reading hippopotamus of a woman - is hard to rile, and her new teacher is a study in cool. Mrs. Trotter even takes her back after Gilly, planning secretly to join her real mother in California, steals money for a bus ticket. Then a letter claiming mistreatment that Gilly had sent to her mother backfires ironically and it's her unglamorous grandmother (previously unaware of Gilly's existence) who comes for her, just as Gilly has begun to feel a part of Mrs. Trotter's loving de facto family. Meeting the long-idealized real mother at last is the worst blow of all, but by then Trotter's effect on Gilly is hearteningly evident - not only in the little girl's unprompted I love you Trotter on the telephone, but also in her considerate self-restraint as her well-meaning Grandmother bugs her with nervous chatter. Without a hint of the prevailing maudlin realism, Paterson takes up a common problem situation and makes it genuinely moving, frequently funny, and sparkling with memorable encounters. (Kirkus Reviews)

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