A Slip of a Girl Patricia Reilly Giff

A Slip of a Girl

Author: Patricia Reilly Giff
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Book Title
A Slip of a Girl
Author
Patricia Reilly Giff
ISBN
9780823439553
A heart-wrenching novel in verse about a poor girl surviving the Irish Land Wars, by a two-time Newbery Honor-winning author. For Anna, the family farm has always been home... But now, things are changing. Anna's mother has died, and her older siblings have emigrated, leaving Anna and her father to care for a young sister with special needs. And though their family has worked this land for years, they're in danger of losing it as poor crop yields leave them without money to pay their rent. When a violent encounter with the Lord's rent collector results in Anna and her father's arrest, all seems lost. But Anna sees her chance and bolts from the jailhouse. On the run, Anna must rely on her own inner strength to protect her sister--and try to find a way to save her family. Written in verse, A Slip of a Girl is a poignant story of adversity, resilience, and self-determination by a master of historical fiction, painting a haunting history of the tensions in the Irish countryside of the early 1890s, and the aftermath of the Great Famine.A Junior Library Guild SelectionA Bank Street Best Book of the YearBinding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Patricia Reilly GiffPublisher: Holiday HousePublished: 08/13/2019ISBN: 9780823439553Pages: 240Weight: 0.75lbsSize: 8.30h x 5.50w x 1.00dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 06/24/2019Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2019 pg. 108Booklist 08/01/2019 pg. 64School Library Journal 08/16/2019 pg. 1Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2020 pg. 88Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 505918 / Slip of a GirlReading Level: 3.3 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 2
A heart-wrenching novel in verse about a poor girl surviving the Irish Land Wars, by a two-time Newbery Honor-winning author.

For Anna, the family farm has always been home... But now, things are changing.

Anna's mother has died, and her older siblings have emigrated, leaving Anna and her father to care for a young sister with special needs. And though their family has worked this land for years, they're in danger of losing it as poor crop yields leave them without money to pay their rent.

When a violent encounter with the Lord's rent collector results in Anna and her father's arrest, all seems lost. But Anna sees her chance and bolts from the jailhouse. On the run, Anna must rely on her own inner strength to protect her sister--and try to find a way to save her family.

Written in verse, A Slip of a Girl is a poignant story of adversity, resilience, and self-determination by a master of historical fiction, painting a haunting history of the tensions in the Irish countryside of the early 1890s, and the aftermath of the Great Famine.

A Junior Library Guild Selection
A Bank Street Best Book of the Year

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Patricia Reilly Giff
Publisher: Holiday House
Published: 08/13/2019
ISBN: 9780823439553
Pages: 240
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.50w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 06/24/2019
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2019 pg. 108
Booklist 08/01/2019 pg. 64
School Library Journal 08/16/2019 pg. 1
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2020 pg. 88

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 505918 / Slip of a Girl
Reading Level: 3.3 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 2
A heart-wrenching novel in verse about a poor girl surviving the Irish Land Wars, by a two-time Newbery Honor-winning author.

For Anna, the family farm has always been home... But now, things are changing.

Anna's mother has died, and her older siblings have emigrated, leaving Anna and her father to care for a young sister with special needs. And though their family has worked this land for years, they're in danger of losing it as poor crop yields leave them without money to pay their rent.

When a violent encounter with the Lord's rent collector results in Anna and her father's arrest, all seems lost. But Anna sees her chance and bolts from the jailhouse. On the run, Anna must rely on her own inner strength to protect her sister--and try to find a way to save her family.

Written in verse, A Slip of a Girl is a poignant story of adversity, resilience, and self-determination by a master of historical fiction, painting a haunting history of the tensions in the Irish countryside of the early 1890s, and the aftermath of the Great Famine.

A Junior Library Guild Selection
A Bank Street Best Book of the Year

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Patricia Reilly Giff
Publisher: Holiday House
Published: 08/13/2019
ISBN: 9780823439553
Pages: 240
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.50w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 06/24/2019
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2019 pg. 108
Booklist 08/01/2019 pg. 64
School Library Journal 08/16/2019 pg. 1
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2020 pg. 88

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 505918 / Slip of a Girl
Reading Level: 3.3 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 2