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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 por Patricia Reilly Giff

Pictures of Hollis Woods (2002) — Autor — 4,087 exemplares
Lily's Crossing (1997) 2,556 exemplares
Nory Ryan's Song (2000) 1,816 exemplares
Eleven (2008) 1,382 exemplares
December Secrets (1984) 1,264 exemplares
The Beast in Ms. Rooney's Room (1984) 1,111 exemplares
The Candy Corn Contest (1984) 892 exemplares
Fish Face (1984) 801 exemplares
Fourth-Grade Celebrity (1979) 595 exemplares
In the Dinosaur's Paw (1985) 484 exemplares
A House of Tailors (2004) 451 exemplares
Wild Girl (2009) 426 exemplares
Maggie's Door (2003) 410 exemplares
Today Was a Terrible Day (1980) 407 exemplares
Willow Run (2005) 406 exemplares
The Valentine Star (1985) 324 exemplares
Lazy Lions, Lucky Lambs (1985) 321 exemplares
Purple Climbing Days (1985) 307 exemplares
Snaggle Doodles (1985) 301 exemplares
Water Street (2006) 279 exemplares
The Gift of the Pirate Queen (1982) 269 exemplares
The Mystery of the Blue Ring (1987) 263 exemplares
Say "Cheese" (1830) 247 exemplares
Sunnyside Up (1986) 247 exemplares
Kidnap at the Catfish Cafe (1998) 227 exemplares
All the Way Home (1994) 218 exemplares
Ronald Morgan Goes to Bat (1656) 214 exemplares
B-e-s-t Friends (1988) 196 exemplares
The Riddle of the Red Purse (1987) 180 exemplares
The Case of the Cool-Itch Kid (1989) 173 exemplares
Gingersnap (2013) 169 exemplares
Watch Out! Man-Eating Snake! (1988) 168 exemplares
Storyteller (2010) 153 exemplares
Fancy Feet (1988) 146 exemplares
Watch Out, Ronald Morgan! (1985) 146 exemplares
Beast and the Halloween Horror (1990) — Autor — 143 exemplares
Number One Kid (2010) 136 exemplares
Monster Rabbit Runs Amuck! (1991) 124 exemplares
Mother Teresa: Sister to the Poor (1986) 121 exemplares
The Girl Who Knew It All (1979) 113 exemplares
Mary Moon Is Missing (1998) 113 exemplares
The Clue at the Zoo (1990) 108 exemplares
R My Name Is Rachel (2011) 106 exemplares
Happy Birthday, Ronald Morgan! (1986) 104 exemplares
Ronald Morgan goes to camp (1852) 96 exemplares
Left-Handed Shortstop (1980) 93 exemplares
Genevieve's War (2017) 85 exemplares
Rat Teeth (1984) 84 exemplares
Have You Seen Hyacinth Macaw? (1981) 82 exemplares
Wake Up, Emily, It's Mother's Day (1991) 81 exemplares
I Love Saturday (1989) 75 exemplares
Stacy Says Good-bye (1989) 69 exemplares
Shark in School (1994) 67 exemplares
Winter Sky (2014) 66 exemplares
Pet Parade (Polk Street Special) (1996) 57 exemplares
Jubilee (2016) 55 exemplares
The Sneaky Snow Fox (2012) 55 exemplares
A Slip of a Girl (2019) 52 exemplares
Dance with Rosie (1996) 50 exemplares
Starring Rosie (1997) 50 exemplares
Big Whopper (2010) 48 exemplares
Hunter Moran Saves the Universe (2012) 48 exemplares
Diana: Twentieth Century Princess (1991) 48 exemplares
Until I Find Julian (1800) 47 exemplares
Matthew Jackson Meets the Wall (1990) 44 exemplares
A Glass Slipper for Rosie (1712) 43 exemplares
Loretta P. Sweeny, Where Are You? (1983) 43 exemplares
Not-So-Perfect Rosie (1997) 41 exemplares
Rosie's Big City Ballet (1998) 38 exemplares
Island War (2018) 37 exemplares
Patti Cake and Her New Doll (2014) 33 exemplares
Super Surprise (Zigzag Kids) (2012) 30 exemplares
Adiós, Anna (1995) 29 exemplares
Sky High (Zigzag Kids) (2012) 28 exemplares
Next Year I'll Be Special (1980) 28 exemplares
Hunter Moran Digs Deep (1656) 27 exemplares
Star Time (Zigzag Kids) (2011) 26 exemplares
Bears Beware (2012) 26 exemplares
It's a Fiesta, Benjamin (1996) 24 exemplares
The Great Shamrock Disaster (1993) 23 exemplares
Flying Feet (Zigzag Kids) (2011) 22 exemplares
The Rootin' Tootin' Bugle Boy (1992) 20 exemplares
Zigzag Zoom (Zigzag Kids) (2013) 20 exemplares
Good Luck, Ronald Morgan (1656) 20 exemplares
Say Hola, Sarah (1995) 19 exemplares
The Red, White and Blue Valentine (1993) 18 exemplares
Yankee Doodle Drumsticks (1992) 18 exemplares
Hunter Moran Hangs Out (2013) 17 exemplares
Ho, ho, Benjamin: Feliz Navidad (1995) 13 exemplares
Happy Birthday, Anna, Sorpresa! (1996) 12 exemplares
Pictures of Hollis Woods [2007 TV movie] (2007) — Autor — 12 exemplares
Tootsie Tanner Why Won't You Talk (1987) 10 exemplares
Good Dog, Bonita (1998) 10 exemplares
Beverly Cleary - Ramona Forever (1988) 9 exemplares
Rex 2 2 exemplares
Kidnap in San Juan (1984) 2 exemplares
Fancy Feet 1 exemplar
Mike's New Bike 1 exemplar
Samurai 1 exemplar
Patch 1 exemplar
Un cheval pour passeport (2011) 1 exemplar
Wild Child 1 exemplar
Suspect (Skinny Books) (1982) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

A Girl of the Limberlost (1909) — Posfácio, algumas edições2,642 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Locais de residência
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Weston, Connecticut, USA
Marymount College
St. John's University
Hofstra University



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 | 106 outras críticas | Feb 24, 2024 |
EducatingParents.org rating: Approved
MamaBearLendingDen | 2 outras críticas | 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 | 106 outras críticas | 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 | 34 outras críticas | Sep 22, 2023 |



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