Flip-Flop Girl

Flip-Flop Girl

by Katherine Paterson


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Flip-Flop Girl by Katherine Paterson

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, Mason, who refuses to speak, and ignoring the kids who ask why he's so crazy. Then Vinnie meets Lupe, the mysterious "flip-flop girl" who only wears orange flip-flops on her feet. Lupe is strong, confisent, and even more of an outsact than Vinnie. She's just teh type of friends Vinnie needs, if only Vinnie can ignore the rumora about Lupe's past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140376791
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 02/28/1996
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 553,266
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.71(h) x 0.33(d)
Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books, including 16 novels for children and young people. She has twice won the Newbery Medal, for Bridge to Terabithia in 1978 and Jacob Have I Loved in 1981. The Master Puppeteer won the National Book Award in 1977 and The Great Gilly Hopkins won the National Book Award in 1979 and was also a Newbery Honor Book. For the body of her work she received the Hans Christian Anderson Award in 1998, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2006, and in 2000 was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress.
She is a vice-president of the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance and is a member of the board of trustees for Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is also a honorary lifetime member of the International Board of Books for Young People and an Alida Cutts lifetime member of the US section, USBBY. She is the 2010-2011 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

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Flip-flop Girl 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Flip-Flop Girl was an interesting book. It had everything in it! It was sad,and funny! I felt so bad for the main character because her dad died.Her little brother won't talk, and she has to live with her grandmother. I'm trying to read all of her books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is awesome It's a read from ages 10-14 in my point of veiw
Guest More than 1 year ago
I felt bad for vinnie because of all of her problems but i thought they should have made the way mason started talking again a little more exciting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must say, this is a really good book. This book showed a lot of detail through the whole book! It actually felt like it was a story about a real girl. Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm not sure if you added what kind of cancer did Vinnies dad die from? Everything else was just perfect and spectacular. I don't think anyone could write it better than a great author named Kathrine Paterson.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book Flip Flop Girl by Katherine Patterson was realistic yet we found it difficult to relate to the characters. They didn't act their age. We felt the book was too predictable. The book deserves 2 1/2 stars. From Susan, Kristen, Ericka, Michelle,Sandra.