The Great Gilly Hopkins
By Katherine Paterson
Current & Digital Publisher: HarperCollins
Reading Level: Ages 8 & Up
Children’s Literature Finalists That Year:
- Lloyd Alexander for The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha
- Vera and Bill Cleaver for Queen of Hearts
- Sid Fleischman for Humbug Mountain
- Paula Fox for The Little Swineherd and Other Tales
Children’s Literature Winner That Year: Katherine Paterson for The Great Gilly Hopkins
Judges That Year: Eleanor Cameron, Robert Coles, Priscilla Moxom
The Year in Literature: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin won the Newbery Medal.
- Paterson also won the National Book Award for Children’s Literature in 1977 for the hardcover edition of The Master Puppeteer. She was a Finalist in 1980 for the paperback edition of The Great Gilly Hopkins, in 1981 for the hardcover edition of Jacob Have I Loved, and in 1982 for the paperback editions of both Jacob Have I Loved and The Master Puppeteer.
- In 2014 The Great Gilly Hopkins will be turned into a movie starring Kathy Bates and Danny Glover. The screenplay was written by Paterson’s son, David Paterson.
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