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Patricia Reilly Giff

Patricia Reilly Giff

·3.87·52,967 Ratings
“ Learning never exhausts the mind. ” ― Leonardo da Vinci
Authors' Books
  • Water Street

    2006·
    ·3.87·802 Ratings
    Brooklyn, 1875: Bird Mallon lives on Water Street where you can see the huge towers of the bridge to Manhattan being built. Bird wants nothing more in life than to be brave enough to be a healer, like her mother, Nory, to help her sister Annie find love,
  • All the Way Home

    2003·
    ·3.91·295 Ratings
    It’s August 1941, and Brick and Mariel both love the Brooklyn Dodgers. Brick listens to their games on the radio in Windy Hill, in upstate New York, where his family has an apple orchard; Mariel, once a polio patient in the hospital in Windy Hill, lives
  • Nory Ryan's Song (Nory Ryan, #1)

    2002·
    ·3.92·2,969 Ratings
    Nory Ryan's family has lived on Maidin Bay on the west coast of Ireland for generations, raising a pig and a few chickens, planting potatoes, getting by. Every year Nory's father goes away on a fishing boat and returns with the rent money for the English
  • Maggie's Door (Nory Ryan #2)

    2005·
    ·3.87·955 Ratings
    We will dance on the cliffs of Brooklyn.Maggie’s Door is the story of the journey from Ireland to America told by both Nory and her neighbor and friend Sean Red Mallon, two different stories with the same destination—the home of Nory’s sister Maggie
  • A House of Tailors

    2006·
    ·3.91·757 Ratings
    SEWING! NO ONE could hate it more than Dina Kirk. Endless tiny stitches, button holes, darts. Since she was tiny, she’s worked in her family’s dressmaking business, where the sewing machine is a cranky member of the family.When 13-year-old Dina leaves
  • The Gift of the Pirate Queen

    1983·
    ·3.63·144 Ratings
    Grace O'Malley is doing just fine taking care of her father and younger sister, Amy. She certainly doesn't want her cousin Fiona from Ireland to move in and take over. Grace has enough to worry about, what with Amy's diabetes and her own problems at schoo
  • Willow Run

    2007·
    ·3.72·800 Ratings
    Meggie Dillon's life has been turned upside down by World War II. Meggie's father has announced that they must help the war effort andmove to Willow Run, Michigan, where he'll work nights in a factory building important war planes that will help fight the
  • The Candy Corn Contest

    1987·
    ·3.56·269 Ratings
    It's almost Thanksgiving, and Richard Best can't stop thinking about Ms. Rooney's Candy Corn contest. Whoever can guess the exact number of yellow-and-orange candies in the jar on Ms. Roney's desk gets to keep them all. The only problem is Richard has to
  • Pictures of Hollis Woods

    2002·
    ·4·25,154 Ratings
    In this Newbery Honor Book, a troublesome 12-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her.
  • Fish Face (The Kids of the Polk Street School, #2)

    1984·
    ·3.59·204 Ratings
    Emily Arrow may be a poor reader, but she's terrific in math and is also the fastest runner in her class. In October school gets even better when a newcomer from Florida, Dawn Tiffanie Bosco, joins the class and sits next to her.When Emily sees that Dawn'
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