Giff, Patricia ReillyAlternative names
Patricia Reilly Giff was born April 26, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York. After college she married, raised a family, and became an elementary school teacher. She did not begin writing until age 40, but since then her output has been prolific. She specializes in humerous books for middle-grade readers, exploring situations that are familiar to them. She has authored several series, including the Polk Street School Series and the Ballet Slippers Series. IN 1977 she won a Newbery Honor for Lily's Crossing a story for older readers, about a teen-ager's experiences during World War II. Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 33, 70, 121
From the guide to the Patricia Reilly Giff Papers, 1980-2003, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections)
Chidlren's author, teacher, and consultant born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Most noted for Polk Street kids and Friends and amigos series.
From the description of Patricia Reilly Giff papers 1979-1982. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 39208574
- Children's literature--Manuscripts
- Children's literature, American--20th century