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Patricia Reilly Giff (1935–2021)

Autor/a de Pictures of Hollis Woods

152+ obres 27,686 Membres 420 Ressenyes 4 preferits
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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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys


Obres de Patricia Reilly Giff

Pictures of Hollis Woods (2002) — Autor — 4,030 exemplars
Lily's Crossing (1997) 2,518 exemplars
Nory Ryan's Song (2000) 1,789 exemplars
Eleven (2008) 1,366 exemplars
December Secrets (1984) 1,249 exemplars
The Beast in Ms. Rooney's Room (1984) 1,098 exemplars
The Candy Corn Contest (1984) 885 exemplars
78. Cara de peix (1984) 795 exemplars
Fourth-Grade Celebrity (1979) 595 exemplars
In the Dinosaur's Paw (1985) 481 exemplars
A House of Tailors (2004) 451 exemplars
Wild Girl (2009) 416 exemplars
Maggie's Door (2003) 403 exemplars
Willow Run (2005) 401 exemplars
Today Was a Terrible Day (1980) 397 exemplars
Lazy Lions, Lucky Lambs (1985) 320 exemplars
The Valentine Star (1985) 320 exemplars
Purple Climbing Days (1985) 302 exemplars
Snaggle Doodles (1985) 301 exemplars
Water Street (2006) 277 exemplars
The Gift of the Pirate Queen (1982) 269 exemplars
The Mystery of the Blue Ring (1987) 261 exemplars
Sunnyside Up (1986) 247 exemplars
Say "Cheese" (1830) 246 exemplars
Kidnap at the Catfish Cafe (1998) 226 exemplars
All the Way Home (1994) 217 exemplars
Ronald Morgan Goes to Bat (1656) 213 exemplars
B-e-s-t Friends (1988) 191 exemplars
The Riddle of the Red Purse (1987) 181 exemplars
The Case of the Cool-Itch Kid (1989) 172 exemplars
Watch Out! Man-Eating Snake! (1988) 168 exemplars
Gingersnap (2013) 164 exemplars
Storyteller (2010) 153 exemplars
Watch Out, Ronald Morgan! (1985) 146 exemplars
Fancy Feet (1988) 143 exemplars
Beast and the Halloween Horror (1990) — Autor — 140 exemplars
Number One Kid (2010) 135 exemplars
Monster Rabbit Runs Amuck! (1991) 122 exemplars
Mother Teresa: Sister to the Poor (1986) 120 exemplars
Mary Moon Is Missing (1998) 113 exemplars
The Girl Who Knew It All (1979) 113 exemplars
The Clue at the Zoo (1990) 107 exemplars
R My Name Is Rachel (2011) 106 exemplars
Happy Birthday, Ronald Morgan! (1773) 100 exemplars
Ronald Morgan goes to camp (1852) 96 exemplars
Left-Handed Shortstop (1980) 93 exemplars
Genevieve's War (2017) 83 exemplars
Rat Teeth (1984) 82 exemplars
Have You Seen Hyacinth Macaw? (1981) 81 exemplars
I Love Saturday (1989) 76 exemplars
Shark in School (1994) 67 exemplars
Winter Sky (2014) 65 exemplars
Stacy Says Good-bye (1989) 63 exemplars
Jubilee (2016) 55 exemplars
The Sneaky Snow Fox (2012) 53 exemplars
Dance with Rosie (1996) 50 exemplars
Starring Rosie (1997) 50 exemplars
Big Whopper (2010) 49 exemplars
Hunter Moran Saves the Universe (2012) 47 exemplars
Until I Find Julian (1800) 46 exemplars
A Slip of a Girl (2019) 46 exemplars
Matthew Jackson Meets the Wall (1990) 44 exemplars
A Glass Slipper for Rosie (1712) 43 exemplars
Not-So-Perfect Rosie (1997) 42 exemplars
Rosie's Big City Ballet (1998) 37 exemplars
Island War (2018) 32 exemplars
Patti Cake and Her New Doll (2014) 31 exemplars
Super Surprise (Zigzag Kids) (2012) 30 exemplars
Adiós, Anna (1995) 29 exemplars
Next Year I'll Be Special (1980) 28 exemplars
Sky High (Zigzag Kids) (2012) 27 exemplars
Hunter Moran Digs Deep (1656) 26 exemplars
Star Time (Zigzag Kids) (2011) 26 exemplars
Bears Beware (2012) 26 exemplars
The Great Shamrock Disaster (1993) 24 exemplars
It's a Fiesta, Benjamin (1996) 24 exemplars
Flying Feet (Zigzag Kids) (2011) 23 exemplars
Good Luck, Ronald Morgan (1656) 20 exemplars
The Rootin' Tootin' Bugle Boy (1992) 20 exemplars
Zigzag Zoom (Zigzag Kids) (2013) 20 exemplars
Say Hola, Sarah (1995) 19 exemplars
Yankee Doodle Drumsticks (1992) 18 exemplars
Hunter Moran Hangs Out (2013) 17 exemplars
Ho, ho, Benjamin: Feliz Navidad (1995) 13 exemplars
Happy Birthday, Anna, Sorpresa! (1996) 12 exemplars
Pictures of Hollis Woods [2007 TV movie] (2007) — Autor — 12 exemplars
Good Dog, Bonita (1998) 10 exemplars
Rex 2 2 exemplars
Kidnap in San Juan (1984) 2 exemplars
Un cheval pour passeport (2011) 1 exemplars
COLUMBUS CIRCLE (Yearling Bk) (1988) 1 exemplars
Fancy Feet 1 exemplars
Mike's New Bike 1 exemplars
Samurai 1 exemplars
Patch 1 exemplars
Wild Child 1 exemplars
Suspect (Skinny Books) (1982) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

A Girl of the Limberlost (1909) — Epíleg, algunes edicions2,593 exemplars


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Found: YA Slice of Life a Name that Book (novembre 21)


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.… (més)
AuthorSSD | Hi ha 105 ressenyes més | 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.… (més)
PlumfieldCH | Hi ha 34 ressenyes més | Sep 22, 2023 |
Hollis Woods has been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all. She even runs away from the Regans, the one family who offers her a home.

When Hollis is sent to Josie, an elderly artist who is quirky and affectionate, she wants to stay. But Josie is growing more forgetful every day. If Social Services finds out, they'll take Hollis away and move Josie into a home. Well, Hollis Woods won't let anyone separate them. She's escaped the system before; this time, she plans to take Josie with her.

Yet behind all her plans, Hollis longs for her life with the Regans, fixing each moment of her time with them in pictures she'll never forget.
… (més)
PlumfieldCH | Hi ha 105 ressenyes més | Sep 22, 2023 |
This year, as in other years, Lily has planned a spectacular summer in Rockaway, in her family's cozy house on stilts over the Atlantic Ocean. But by the summer of 1944, World War II has changed almost everyone's life. Lily's best friend, Margaret, and her family have moved to a wartime factory town, and worse, much worse, Lily's father is on his way overseas to the war.

There's no one else Lily's age in Rockaway until Albert comes, a refugee from Hungary, a boy with a secret sewn into his coat. Albert has lost most of his family in the war; he's been through things Lily can't imagine. But when they join together to rescue and care for a kitten, they begin a special friendship. For Lily and Albert have their own secrets to share: They both have told lies, and Lily has told a lie that may cost Albert his life.… (més)
PlumfieldCH | Hi ha 42 ressenyes més | Sep 22, 2023 |



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