THE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS
Santa Barbara : ABC-Clio,
IL 5-8 RL 4.9
Gilly gets another foster home
in a large dusty house. William Ernest is a little boy who is as shy as
Gilly is bold. Gilly waits and waits for her rescue by her mother but when
the day arrives, Gilly is not sure where her loyalties lie.
This book is about an eleven-year-old
girl whose name is Galadreal Hopkins. Most people call her Gilly.
Her mother lives in California and she doesn’t know her dad. Gilly doesn’t
want to live anywhere but only with her real mother. Gilly plans to keep
moving out of foster homes so much so they will get sick of her and send
her back to her real mother. In the past three years she has been in three
different foster homes. This will be her fourth one. While she’s in her
fourth foster home she earns money for babysitting her new little brother
and for reading aloud to them after supper. If she keeps saving up she
might have enough to take a train or a bus to California to get to her
mom. But the only things holding her back is… How will she save enough
money? How will she find where her mother lives?
And what will her foster parents
think of that? Read The Great Gilly Hopkins to find out what happens
in the end. (Harmony B., 8th grade student, Rundlett Middle School)
Foster home care -- Fiction
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