Patricia Reilly Giff


Born
in Brooklyn, The United States
April 26, 1935

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PATRICIA REILLY GIFF is the author of many beloved books for children, including the Kids of the Polk Street School books, the Friends and Amigos books, and the Polka Dot Private Eye books. Several of her novels for older readers have been chosen as ALA-ALSC Notable Books and ALA-YALSA Best Books for Young Adults. They include The Gift of the Pirate Queen; All the Way Home; Water Street; Nory Ryan's Song, a Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Golden Kite Honor Book for Fiction; and the Newbery Honor Books Lily's Crossing and Pictures of Hollis Woods. Lily's Crossing was also chosen as a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book. Her most recent books are Number One Kid, Big Whopper, Flying Feet, Eleven, Wild Girl, and Storyteller.

Average rating: 3.87 · 55,756 ratings · 5,676 reviews · 163 distinct worksSimilar authors
Pictures of Hollis Woods

4.01 avg rating — 26,790 ratings — published 2002 — 27 editions
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Lily's Crossing

3.87 avg rating — 8,443 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Nory Ryan's Song (Nory Ryan...

3.92 avg rating — 3,482 ratings — published 2000 — 21 editions
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Eleven

3.46 avg rating — 3,214 ratings — published 2008 — 18 editions
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Wild Girl

3.81 avg rating — 1,922 ratings — published 1984 — 14 editions
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Maggie's Door (Nory Ryan #2)

3.88 avg rating — 1,196 ratings — published 2003 — 19 editions
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Gingersnap

3.50 avg rating — 1,138 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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Water Street

3.87 avg rating — 920 ratings — published 2006 — 15 editions
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A House of Tailors

3.91 avg rating — 858 ratings — published 2004 — 16 editions
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Willow Run

3.73 avg rating — 885 ratings — published 2005
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Number One Kid Big Whopper Flying Feet Star Time Bears Beware Super Surprise Sky High
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3.41 avg rating — 251 ratings

Today Was a Terrible Day The Almost Awful Play Watch Out, Ronald Morgan! Happy Birthday, Ronald Morgan! Ronald Morgan Goes to Bat Ronald Morgan Goes To Camp
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“Drawing is what you see of the world, truly see...And sometimes what you see is so deep in your head you're not even sure of what you're seeing. But when it's down there on paper, and you look at it, really look, you'll see the way things are...that's the world, isn't it? You have to keep looking to find the truth.”
Patricia Reilly Giff, Pictures of Hollis Woods
tags: art

“I told her that saying goodbye didn't matter, not a bit. What mattered were all the days you were together before that, all the things you remembered.”
Patricia Reilly Giff, Lily's Crossing

“I want to see children curled up with books, finding an awareness of themselves as they discover other people's thoughts.”
Patricia Reilly Giff, Water Street

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