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Flip-Flop Girl," a book written by Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson, is about Vinnie Matthews, who needs a real . But at recess time, Vinnie sees a tall lanky girl playing hopscotch alone, and her curiosity gets the best of her. Why does Lupe wear bright orange flip-flops?

Flip-Flop Girl," a book written by Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson, is about Vinnie Matthews, who needs a real lifesaver-one that will bring her father back to life and let her family go home. Why does Lupe wear bright orange flip-flops? And why is she always getting into trouble? In the midst of her anger and confusion, Vinnie finds a rare friendship-and very nearly destroys it.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Written by Newbery Medalist, National Book Award winner, and Laura Ingalls Wilder Award recipient, and author of Bridge to Terabithia. Vinnie Matthews needs a real lifesaver-on that will bring her father back to life and let her family go home. Living with Grandma means having to be responsible for her little brother.

Flip-Flop Girl is a 1994 children's novel written by American novelist Katherine Paterson. The book is considered a very good story for children who are trying to adjust in a new school. and appears on school study and reading lists

Flip-Flop Girl is a 1994 children's novel written by American novelist Katherine Paterson. and appears on school study and reading lists. The book focuses on a nine-year-old girl named Lavina (but is called Vinnie) whose life has been in turmoil following her father's death.

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I found it a little painful and uncomfortable to read this book following the confused emotions of a girl whose father has just died, whose brother has stopped talking or eating, who feels neglected and misunderstood by everyone except her fourth-grade teacher-but is haunted by jealousy whenever.

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Written by Newbery Medalist, National Book Award winner, and Laura Ingalls Wilder Award recipient, and author of Bridge to Terabithia. Living with Grandma means having to be responsible for her little brother, Mason, who refuses to speak, and ignoring the kids who ask why he's so crazy.

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All summer, Jess pushed himself to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade, and when the year's first school-yard race was run, he was going to wi. ut his victory was stolen by a newcomer, by a girl, one who didn't even know enough to stay on the girls' side of the playground. Then, unexpectedly, Jess finds himself sticking up for Leslie, for the girl who breaks rules and wins races. This timeless Newbery Honor Book from bestselling author Katherine Paterson about a wisecracking, ornary, completely unforgettable young heroine. Now a feature film starring Kathy Bates, Glenn Close, and Octavia Spencer!

Uprooted following the death of their father, nine-year-old Vinnie and her five-year-old brother, Mason, cope in different ways--one in silence--but both with the help of Lupe, the flip-flop girl

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I bought this book for my 10 1/2 year old. She loved it, then lost it mid way thru the book, she can't wait until it is avail in the school library which she was told was next school year. I did not read it personally, can only relate that a 10 year old girl loved it!
Katherine Paterson, the daughter of missionaries, moved 18 times before she was 18 years old.

She was a young child living in China when WWII arrived and her family was evacuated to the States. When it was safe to return to China, she and her family lived in Shanghai, while her father returned to their home. Then the family was evacuated a second time.

Her separation from her father, her refugee status, her experience as an outsider -- all these things enabled Paterson to write about anger, grief, and healing with heart, authenticity, honesty, and understanding.

Flip-Flop Girl has been summarized well by other reviewers. I would simply like to add that the Library of Congress named Katherine Paterson a "Living Legend." Indeed.
It must be tough to be Katherine Paterson. She's won three Newbery Awards, and penned what is unarguably one of the most emotionally moving books of all-time, "Bridge to Terabithia." Since she has consistently written great stuff, people expect everyone of her books to be great. However, things don't work like that, and "The Flip Flop Girl" is an example of a decent, but not great Paterson book.

This book does contain many of Paterson's usual themes- her main character is a social/economic outcast with a troubled homelife which is almost a stock situation in Paterson's books. It's one of Paterson's most unique traits- her characters are not from well-to-do, stable homes, and it's one of her greatest strengths in that she enables young readers to empathasize with characters who in real-life they might ostracize.

Here the main character is Lavinia "Vinnie" Matthews whose father has just died, and whose family, consisting of a working mom and younger brother, has moved from the Washington, D.C. area to a small Virginia town to live with her step-grandmother. It's tough enough being the new kid, but money is tight so Vinnie goes to school in clothes bought from the Salvation Army. Also, life is even made more difficult because her younger brother, Mason, stopped talking after the death of their father and has developed into a serious behaviorial problem. Vinnie is further distressed by the fact that Mason's issues have gathered almost all of their harried mother's attentions.

A dead father, a "weird" little brother, a clueless grandmother, an inattentive mother, and a completely new (and not particularly friendly) environment have led Vinnie almost to despair. However, she finds solace in the attentions and praise of a kind-hearted teacher, Mr. Clayton, and the awkward "friendship" with a girl who is even more of an outcast than she is- Lupe Mahoney, "the flip-flop girl." Tall, quiet, and always wearing orange flip-flops, Lupe stands out among her classmates not only in appearance, but also in that there seems to be a stigma about her that has led the other kids to avoid her and adults, not as kind-hearted as Mr. Clayton, to suspect her first in any wrongdoing. By learning about Lupe and her life, Vinnie starts to come to terms with her father's death and the effects it's had on her family.

The strength of the book is that the characters are eminently believable, a Paterson forte. Further, it does a wonderful job of showing how the death of a parent can emotionally effect a child, and offers comfort that one can deal with the pain. However, the book wraps things up a little too quickly and neatly which is very unusual for a Paterson book. Also, the emotional high point just seems to be something recycled from "Bridge to Terabithia"- a child rescued by another which results in an understanding between siblings. It also contains a cheesy "made for tv movie" like transformation. Overall, this is a decent Paterson book, but she has written a lot better ones.
I really enjoyed the way that I was drawn into Vinnie's life in the story of the Flip- Flop Girl. Since the story was written in first person, it really helped me to understand how Vinnie was feeling about the obstacles she was facing in her life. I could feel her frustration as I turned the pages and all I wanted to do was give her a hug and tell her that she was important and that everything would be okay. It irritated me to think that the adults around her were ignoring her in a time when she needed them the most.
I have never had to personally face moving away from home or losing a parent, but I could tell how painful it must be to go through these things after reading the way the author described them in this story. Losing her father was hard enough, but then her mother moved them to live in a new town and start a new life with their grandmother. I honestly do not understand how this poor girl dealt with these kinds of changes for as long as she did. I personally could not have held up the way she did.
This book would be great to put into my own classroom. It isn't a "sugar coated" book and I like that about it. It shows students that things will not always be happy and cheery all of the time. It also shows them that kids their age do face obstacles and successfully overcome them. This book might also touch a child that has personally gone through a tough time in their own life experiences and they can relate to what Vinnie went through. This might help them to get through the issues in their life a little easier.
Katherine Patterson did a great job once again! I loved Bridge to Terabithia and I loved Flip-Flop Girl. The way she brings your emotions into her stories really makes them more meaningful and they stay in that special place in your heart. She would have had my vote for another Newbery Medal winner with Flip-Flop Girl.
I liked it....It was a pretty good book it pulled me right into the story. I felt like i was there it felt real to me it was a great book!!.But if you like action books and things like that then this isn't your book.It's kind of a girly book it's not really a boys kind of book.It's a sad story in a way because her and her brothers dad dies.But any-ways it is a good book to me other people might think something different it is a good read I dont recommend it to boys or guyes because its kind off a girls book but if you like these kind of books then it's the right book for you so.. i do recommend this book to lots of people.
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Growing Up & Facts of Life
Author: Katherine Paterson
ISBN: 060608682X
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Language: English
Publisher: Demco Media; Turtleback School & Library ed. edition (January 1, 1996)