Podcast Ep 37 | The Great Gilly Hopkins
Are you a fan of Katherine Paterson’s books? Have you ever read The Great Gilly Hopkins? StoryMakers host Rocco Staino catches up with Katherine Paterson and her son David Paterson at the New York Public Library to chat about their latest film: The Great Gilly Hopkins!
Katherine hopes this film will help inspire others to make a difference in a child’s life around the world.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
The Great Gilly Hopkins
Written by Katherine Paterson
Eleven-year-old Gilly has been stuck in more foster families than she can remember, and she’s disliked them all. She has a reputation for being brash, brilliant, and completely unmanageable, and that’s the way she likes it. So when she’s sent to live with Mrs. Trotter and William Ernest by far the strangest family yet she knows it’s only a temporary problem.
ABOUT KATHERINE PATERSON
Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books, including 16 novels for children and young people. She has twice won the Newbery Medal, for Bridge to Terabithia in 1978 and Jacob Have I Loved in 1981. The Master Puppeteer won the National Book Award in 1977 and The Great Gilly Hopkins won the National Book Award in 1979 and was also a Newbery Honor Book. For the body of her work she received the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1998, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2006, and in 2000 was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress.
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