Patricia Reilly Giff

in Brooklyn, The United States
April 26, 1935


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. ...more

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Pictures of Hollis Woods

4.02 avg rating — 27,756 ratings — published 2002 — 27 editions
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Lily's Crossing

3.87 avg rating — 8,799 ratings — published 1997 — 31 editions
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Nory Ryan's Song (Nory Ryan...

3.93 avg rating — 3,716 ratings — published 2000 — 21 editions
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3.46 avg rating — 3,306 ratings — published 2008 — 18 editions
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Wild Girl

3.80 avg rating — 1,975 ratings — published 2009 — 15 editions
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Maggie's Door (Nory Ryan #2)

3.89 avg rating — 1,268 ratings — published 2003 — 19 editions
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3.50 avg rating — 1,181 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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Water Street

3.88 avg rating — 976 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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A House of Tailors

3.92 avg rating — 905 ratings — published 2004 — 16 editions
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Willow Run

3.74 avg rating — 921 ratings — published 2005 — 15 editions
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Lily's Crossing Willow Run
(2 books)
3.86 avg rating — 9,720 ratings

Nory Ryan's Song Maggie's Door
(2 books)
3.92 avg rating — 4,983 ratings

The Beast in Ms. Rooney's Room Fish Face The Candy Corn Contest December Secrets In the Dinosaur's Paw The Valentine Star Lazy Lions, Lucky Lambs
(16 books)
3.60 avg rating — 1,776 ratings

The Case of the Cool-Itch Kid The Clue at the Zoo The Mystery of the Blue Ring The Powder Puff Puzzle The Secret at the Polk Stre... The Trail of the Screaming ... The Riddle of the Red Purse
(8 books)
3.60 avg rating — 283 ratings

Number One Kid Big Whopper Flying Feet Star Time Bears Beware Super Surprise Sky High
(7 books)
3.43 avg rating — 269 ratings

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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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