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Patricia Reilly Giff (1935–2021)

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Patricia Reilly Giff was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 26, 1935. She knew she wanted to be a writer, even as a little girl. She received a Bachelor's of Arts in Education from Marymount College, a Master's of Arts from St. John's University, and a Professional Diploma in Reading and a vis mere Doctorate of Humane Letters from Hofstra University. After she graduated from college, she taught in the public schools in New York City until 1960 and then in the public schools in Elmont, New York from 1964 until 1971. She then became a reading consultant before finally, at the age of 40, deciding to write a book. She also worked as an educational consultant for Dell Yearling and Young Yearling Books and as an advisor and instructor to aspiring writers. She is the author of more than 60 children's books, as well as a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers. Together with her husband, Giff opened "The Dinosaur's Paw," a children's bookstore named after one of her own stories. She is the author of the Polk Street School books. Lily's Crossing, about the homefront during World War II, was named a Newberry Honor Book by the American Library Association as well as an ALA Notable Book for Children. The novel also won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor. Pictures of Hollis Woods was also named a Newberry Honor Book and Nory Ryan's Song was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Patricia Reilly Giff

Pictures of Hollis Woods (2002) — Forfatter — 4,087 eksemplarer
Lily's Crossing (1997) 2,556 eksemplarer
Nory Ryan's Song (2000) 1,816 eksemplarer
Eleven (2008) 1,382 eksemplarer
December Secrets (1984) 1,264 eksemplarer
The Beast in Ms. Rooney's Room (1984) 1,111 eksemplarer
The Candy Corn Contest (1984) 892 eksemplarer
Fish Face (1984) 801 eksemplarer
Fourth-Grade Celebrity (1979) 595 eksemplarer
In the Dinosaur's Paw (1985) 484 eksemplarer
A House of Tailors (2004) 451 eksemplarer
Wild Girl (2009) 426 eksemplarer
Maggie's Door (2003) 410 eksemplarer
Today Was a Terrible Day (1980) 407 eksemplarer
Willow Run (2005) 406 eksemplarer
The Valentine Star (1985) 325 eksemplarer
Lazy Lions, Lucky Lambs (1985) 321 eksemplarer
Purple Climbing Days (1985) 307 eksemplarer
Snaggle Doodles (1985) 301 eksemplarer
The Secret at the Polk Street School (1987) 301 eksemplarer
Water Street (2006) 279 eksemplarer
The Gift of the Pirate Queen (1982) 269 eksemplarer
The Mystery of the Blue Ring (1987) 264 eksemplarer
Say "Cheese" (1830) 247 eksemplarer
Sunnyside Up (1986) 247 eksemplarer
Kidnap at the Catfish Cafe (1998) 227 eksemplarer
All the Way Home (1994) 218 eksemplarer
Ronald Morgan Goes to Bat (1656) 214 eksemplarer
B-e-s-t Friends (1988) 196 eksemplarer
The Riddle of the Red Purse (1987) 180 eksemplarer
The Case of the Cool-Itch Kid (1989) 173 eksemplarer
Gingersnap (2013) 169 eksemplarer
Watch Out! Man-Eating Snake! (1988) 168 eksemplarer
Storyteller (2010) 153 eksemplarer
Fancy Feet (1988) 146 eksemplarer
Watch Out, Ronald Morgan! (1985) 146 eksemplarer
Beast and the Halloween Horror (1990) — Forfatter — 143 eksemplarer
Number One Kid (2010) 136 eksemplarer
Monster Rabbit Runs Amuck! (1991) 124 eksemplarer
Mother Teresa: Sister to the Poor (1986) 121 eksemplarer
The Girl Who Knew It All (1979) 113 eksemplarer
Mary Moon Is Missing (1998) 113 eksemplarer
The Clue at the Zoo (1990) 108 eksemplarer
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Left-Handed Shortstop (1980) 93 eksemplarer
Genevieve's War (2017) 85 eksemplarer
Rat Teeth (1984) 84 eksemplarer
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I Love Saturday (1989) 75 eksemplarer
Stacy Says Good-bye (1989) 69 eksemplarer
Shark in School (1994) 67 eksemplarer
Winter Sky (2014) 66 eksemplarer
Pet Parade (Polk Street Special) (1996) 57 eksemplarer
Jubilee (2016) 55 eksemplarer
The Sneaky Snow Fox (2012) 55 eksemplarer
A Slip of a Girl (2019) 52 eksemplarer
Dance with Rosie (1996) 50 eksemplarer
Starring Rosie (1997) 50 eksemplarer
Big Whopper (2010) 48 eksemplarer
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Not-So-Perfect Rosie (1997) 41 eksemplarer
Rosie's Big City Ballet (1998) 38 eksemplarer
Island War (2018) 37 eksemplarer
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The Great Shamrock Disaster (1993) 23 eksemplarer
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Zigzag Zoom (Zigzag Kids) (2013) 20 eksemplarer
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Say Hola, Sarah (1995) 19 eksemplarer
The Red, White and Blue Valentine (1993) 18 eksemplarer
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Happy Birthday, Anna, Sorpresa! (1996) 12 eksemplarer
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Mike's New Bike 1 eksemplar
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Wild Child 1 eksemplar
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Found: YA Slice of Life i Name that Book (november 2023)


This one had me worried all along, but the ending made me cry--in a good way!
robynh16 | 106 andre anmeldelser | Feb 24, 2024 |
EducatingParents.org rating: Approved
MamaBearLendingDen | 2 andre anmeldelser | Dec 24, 2023 |
Pictures of Hollis Woods is a really sweet story about a girl (the titular Hollis Woods) in the foster care system. We see her relationships in two different families: one being a more traditional nuclear family with a mother, father and brother, and the second being a single older woman who indulges Hollis' love of art despite her growing health problems. We see Hollis torn between two worlds, wanting a family, but also wanting her freedom.

I remember finding this book in a thrift store after watching a movie adaptation of the book, and it's pretty faithful to the source material.… (mere)
AuthorSSD | 106 andre anmeldelser | Nov 30, 2023 |
Nory Ryan's family has lived on Maidin Bay on the west coast of Ireland for generations, raising a pig and a few chickens, planting potatoes, getting by. Every year Nory's father goes away on a fishing boat and returns with the rent money for the English lord who owns their cottage and fields, the English lord bent upon forcing the Irish from their land so he can tumble the cottages and clear the fields for grazing. Times are never easy on Maidin Bay, but this year, a terrible blight attacks the potatoes. No crop means starvation. Twelve-year-old Nory must summon the courage and ingenuity to find food, to find hope, to find a way to help her family survive.… (mere)
PlumfieldCH | 34 andre anmeldelser | Sep 22, 2023 |



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