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Patricia Reilly Giff (1935–2021)

Autor(a) de Pictures of Hollis Woods

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos


Obras de Patricia Reilly Giff

Pictures of Hollis Woods (2002) — Autor — 4,188 cópias
Lily's Crossing (1997) 2,621 cópias
Nory Ryan's Song (2000) 1,871 cópias
Eleven (2008) 1,409 cópias
December Secrets (1984) 1,308 cópias
The Beast in Ms. Rooney's Room (1984) 1,150 cópias
The Candy Corn Contest (1984) 914 cópias
Fish Face (1984) 826 cópias
Fourth-Grade Celebrity (1979) 600 cópias
In the Dinosaur's Paw (1985) 497 cópias
A House of Tailors (2004) 465 cópias
Wild Girl (2009) 446 cópias
Today Was a Terrible Day (1980) 423 cópias
Willow Run (2005) 420 cópias
Maggie's Door (2003) 416 cópias
The Valentine Star (1985) 337 cópias
Lazy Lions, Lucky Lambs (1985) 327 cópias
Purple Climbing Days (1985) 315 cópias
Snaggle Doodles (1985) 311 cópias
Water Street (2006) 285 cópias
The Gift of the Pirate Queen (1982) 276 cópias
The Mystery of the Blue Ring (1987) 267 cópias
Say "Cheese" (1830) 260 cópias
Sunnyside Up (1986) 256 cópias
Kidnap at the Catfish Cafe (1998) 235 cópias
Ronald Morgan Goes to Bat (1656) 219 cópias
All the Way Home (1994) 217 cópias
B-e-s-t Friends (1988) 201 cópias
The Riddle of the Red Purse (1987) 185 cópias
The Case of the Cool-Itch Kid (1989) 181 cópias
Watch Out! Man-Eating Snake! (1988) 171 cópias
Gingersnap (2013) 171 cópias
Storyteller (2010) 156 cópias
Fancy Feet (1988) 150 cópias
Watch Out, Ronald Morgan! (1985) 149 cópias
Beast and the Halloween Horror (1990) — Autor — 142 cópias
Number One Kid (2010) 138 cópias
Monster Rabbit Runs Amuck! (1991) 132 cópias
Mary Moon Is Missing (1998) 120 cópias
The Girl Who Knew It All (1979) 116 cópias
The Clue at the Zoo (1990) 112 cópias
Happy Birthday, Ronald Morgan! (1986) 112 cópias
R My Name Is Rachel (2011) 109 cópias
Ronald Morgan goes to camp (1852) 99 cópias
Left-Handed Shortstop (1980) 97 cópias
Genevieve's War (2017) 92 cópias
Rat Teeth (1984) 88 cópias
I Love Saturday (1989) 76 cópias
Stacy Says Good-bye (1989) 72 cópias
Shark in School (1994) 68 cópias
Winter Sky (2014) 68 cópias
The Sneaky Snow Fox (2012) 57 cópias
Jubilee (2016) 57 cópias
A Slip of a Girl (2019) 55 cópias
Starring Rosie (1997) 51 cópias
Dance with Rosie (1996) 51 cópias
Until I Find Julian (1800) 50 cópias
Big Whopper (2010) 49 cópias
A Glass Slipper for Rosie (1712) 44 cópias
Not-So-Perfect Rosie (1997) 41 cópias
Rosie's Big City Ballet (1998) 38 cópias
Island War (2018) 37 cópias
Patti Cake and Her New Doll (2014) 35 cópias
Super Surprise (Zigzag Kids) (2012) 30 cópias
Adiós, Anna (1995) 29 cópias
Next Year I'll Be Special (1980) 28 cópias
Sky High (Zigzag Kids) (2012) 28 cópias
Hunter Moran Digs Deep (1656) 27 cópias
Star Time (Zigzag Kids) (2011) 27 cópias
It's a Fiesta, Benjamin (1996) 26 cópias
Bears Beware (2012) 26 cópias
The Great Shamrock Disaster (1993) 25 cópias
Flying Feet (Zigzag Kids) (2011) 24 cópias
Good Luck, Ronald Morgan (1656) 20 cópias
Zigzag Zoom (Zigzag Kids) (2013) 20 cópias
Yankee Doodle Drumsticks (1992) 20 cópias
Say Hola, Sarah (1995) 19 cópias
Hunter Moran Hangs Out (2013) 17 cópias
Pictures of Hollis Woods [2007 TV movie] (2007) — Autor — 12 cópias
Good Dog, Bonita (1998) 10 cópias
Rex 2 2 cópias
Kidnap in San Juan (1984) 2 cópias
Wild Child 1 exemplar(es)
COLUMBUS CIRCLE (Yearling Bk) (1988) 1 exemplar(es)
Fancy Feet 1 exemplar(es)
Mike's New Bike 1 exemplar(es)
Samurai 1 exemplar(es)
Patch 1 exemplar(es)
Un cheval pour passeport (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Next Stop New York City! 1 exemplar(es)
In the Dinosaur's Paw 1 exemplar(es)
Suspect (Skinny Books) (1982) 1 exemplar(es)
Digueu "Lluís" 1 exemplar(es)
Spectauclar Stone Soup 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

A Girl of the Limberlost (1909) — Posfácio, algumas edições2,700 cópias


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Found: YA Slice of Life em Name that Book (Novembro 2023)


This one had me worried all along, but the ending made me cry--in a good way!
robynh16 | outras 106 resenhas | Feb 24, 2024 |
EducatingParents.org rating: Approved
MamaBearLendingDen | outras 2 resenhas | 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.… (mais)
AuthorSSD | outras 106 resenhas | 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.… (mais)
PlumfieldCH | outras 34 resenhas | Sep 22, 2023 |



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