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The Great Gilly Hopkins | Study Guide

Katherine Paterson

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Overview

Author

Katherine Paterson

Year Published

1978

Type

Children's Book

Genre

Drama, Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The Great Gilly Hopkins is told by a third-person limited narrator who focuses on Gilly Hopkins.

Tense

The Great Gilly Hopkins is written in the immediate past tense.

About the Title

The Great Gilly Hopkins was inspired by Katherine Paterson's own experiences as a foster mother. The main character is named for one of Paterson's favorite poets, Gerard Manley Hopkins.

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