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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 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)
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Lily's Crossing 2,173 copies, 42 reviews
Nory Ryan's Song 1,532 copies, 34 reviews
Eleven 1,170 copies, 43 reviews
December Secrets 1,006 copies, 6 reviews
The Beast in Ms. Rooney's Room 868 copies, 2 reviews
The Candy Corn Contest 692 copies, 3 reviews
Fish Face 625 copies, 5 reviews
In the Dinosaur's Paw 405 copies, 3 reviews
A House of Tailors 376 copies, 11 reviews
Wild Girl 368 copies, 19 reviews
Maggie's Door 349 copies, 14 reviews
Willow Run 342 copies, 9 reviews
Today Was a Terrible Day 332 copies, 11 reviews
The Valentine Star 266 copies, 2 reviews
Water Street 259 copies, 9 reviews
Snaggle Doodles 248 copies
The Gift of the Pirate Queen 236 copies, 3 reviews
The Mystery of the Blue Ring 223 copies, 2 reviews
Say "Cheese" 215 copies, 1 review
Kidnap at the Catfish Cafe 195 copies, 1 review
Sunnyside Up 190 copies
All the Way Home 183 copies, 1 review
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Gingersnap 148 copies, 10 reviews
Storyteller 138 copies, 6 reviews
B-e-s-t Friends 136 copies
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Rat Teeth 71 copies, 1 review
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I Love Saturday 60 copies
Winter Sky 57 copies, 2 reviews
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Until I Find Julian 40 copies, 4 reviews
Jubilee 40 copies, 1 review
A Slip of a Girl 38 copies, 6 reviews
Starring Rosie 38 copies, 1 review
Big Whopper 38 copies, 2 reviews
A Glass Slipper for Rosie 34 copies, 1 review
Not-So-Perfect Rosie 33 copies, 2 reviews
The Sneaky Snow Fox 31 copies, 1 review
Adiós, Anna 27 copies
Island War 27 copies
Next Year I'll Be Special 23 copies, 1 review
Patti Cake and Her New Doll 22 copies, 4 reviews
Sky High (Zigzag Kids) 22 copies, 2 reviews
Super Surprise (Zigzag Kids) 22 copies, 2 reviews
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Hunter Moran Hangs Out 19 copies, 1 review
Flying Feet (Zigzag Kids) 19 copies, 1 review
Bears Beware 17 copies, 1 review
Star Time (Zigzag Kids) 15 copies, 2 reviews
Say Hola, Sarah 12 copies
Rex 2 2 copies
Patch 1 copy
Samurai 1 copy
A Girl of the Limberlost (Afterword, some editions) 2,292 copies, 41 reviews

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