The Great Gilly Hopkins.

"What I can't see isn't likely to hurt me": First Edition of the author’s Newbery Honor Novel The Great Gilly Hopkins; Signed by Katherine Paterson

The Great Gilly Hopkins.

PATERSON, Katherine.


Item Number: 140766

New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1978.

First edition of this realistic children’s novel, which was ranked number 63 among all-time children’s novels in a survey published by School Library Journal. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Katherine Paterson on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket art by Fred Marcellino.

"The Great Gilly Hopkins is a perceptive story that draws strength from its finely delineated characters and rich, moving narrative" (Booklist). It went on to win several major accolades, including the 1979 National Book Award for Children's Literature, a 1979 [Christopher Award], the 1979 Jane Addams Award and a 1979 Newbery Honor. It is basis for the 2015 film directed by Stephen Herek and written by David L. Paterson, starring Sophie Nélisse, Julia Stiles, Glenn Close, Kathy Bates, Octavia Spencer, Bill Cobbs, and Billy Magnussen.

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