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Hopkinson, Deborah

Overview
Works: 94 works in 352 publications in 4 languages and 56,817 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Biography  Tall tales  Picture books  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Medical fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS3558.O6366, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Deborah Hopkinson
Abe Lincoln crosses a creek : a tall, thin tale (introducing his forgotten frontier friend) by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 4,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Knob Creek, Kentucky, in 1816, seven-year-old Abe Lincoln falls into a creek and is rescued by his best friend, Austin Gollaher
Apples to Oregon : being the (slightly) true narrative of how a brave pioneer father brought apples, peaches, pears, plums, grapes, and cherries (and children) across the plains by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 3,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pioneer father transports his beloved fruit trees and his family to Oregon in the mid-nineteenth century. Based loosely on the life of Henderson Luelling
Sweet Clara and the freedom quilt by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 2,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young slave stitches a quilt with a map pattern which guides her to freedom in the North. As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a reunion with her momma, who lives on another plantation -- and even of running to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the Underground Railroad. In a flash of inspiratoin, Clara sees how she can use the cloth in her scrap bag to make a map of the land -- a freedom quilt -- that no master will ever suspect
Up before daybreak : cotton and people in America by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Read about the importance of cotton in America's history and learn about the lives of people who picked it and worked with it
Home on the range : John A. Lomax and his cowboy songs by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a child, John Avery Lomax loved the songs he heard the cowboys singing along the nearby Chisholm Trail. He began writing them down at an early age. As John grew older, he traveled the country collecting and recording cowboy songs, helping to preserve many favorites
Stagecoach Sal : inspired by a true tale by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sal drives a stagecoach alone for the first time to pick up and deliver mail, her mother is afraid she will meet local outlaw Poetic Pete, but Sal not only excels at roping, riding, and shooting, she is also an excellent singer
Titanic : voices from the disaster by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 2,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On April 15, 1912, the magnificent ocean liner the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank beneath the icy North Atlantic seas. Hopkinson weaves together archival photographs and the voices of real Titanic survivors and witnesses to the disaster to bring the horrors of that terrible night to life. There's nine-year-old Frankie Goldsmith; Violet Jessop, a young stewardess; Archibald Gracie, a well-to-do gentleman; Charlotte Collyer, a young mother on her way to start a new life; and others
Sky boys : how they built the Empire State Building by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1931, a boy and his father watch as the world's tallest building, the Empire State Building, is constructed, step-by-step, near their Manhattan home
Fannie in the kitchen by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fannie Farmer is a mother's helper in the Shaw house, where the daughter gives her the idea of writing down precise instructions for measuring and cooking, which eventually became one of the first modern cookbooks
Under the quilt of night by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl flees from the farm where she has been worked as a slave and uses the Underground Railroad to escape to freedom in the north. Award-winning duo Deborah Hopkinson and James E. Ransome combine their talents once more for this sequel to the best-selling Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt. Traveling late one night, a runaway slave girl spies a quilt hanging outside a house. The quilt's center is a striking deep blue -- a sign that the people inside are willing to help her escape. Can she bravely navaigate the complex world of the Underground Railroad and lead her family to freedom?
A band of angels : a story inspired by the Jubilee Singers by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of a slave forms a gospel singing group and goes on tour to raise money to save Fisk University
The Great Trouble : a mystery of London, the blue death, and a boy called Eel by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 1,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eel, an orphan, and his best friend Florrie must help Dr. John Snow prove that cholera is spread through water, and not poisonous air, when an epidemic sweeps across their London neighborhood in 1854
A boy called Dickens by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrates the tale of twelve-year-old Charles Dickens who, despite poverty and long hours of factory work, still has time to discover and share the stories of other residents of 1824 London. Includes author's note about Dickens' life and some of the book she wrote
Girl wonder : a baseball story in nine innings by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1900s, Alta Weiss, a young woman who knows from an early age that she loves baseball, finds a way to show that she can play, even though she is a girl
Shutting out the sky : life in the tenements of New York, 1880-1924 by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text document the experiences of five individuals who came to live in the Lower East Side of New York City as children or young adults from Belarus, Italy, Lithuania, and Romania at the turn of the twentieth century
Birdie's lighthouse by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of a ten-year-old girl who moves with her family in 1855 from a town on the Maine coast to rugged Turtle Island where her father is to be the lighthouse keeper
Hear my sorrow : the diary of Angela Denoto, a shirtwaist worker by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forced to drop out of school at the age of fourteen to help support her family, Angela, an Italian immigrant, works long hours for low wages in a garment factory, and becomes a participant in the shirtwaist worker strikes of 1909
Annie and Helen by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in Japanese and English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the relationship between Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, and includes excerpts from letters written by Annie about her work with Helen
Who was Charles Darwin? by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Portuguese and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the man and his theory of evolution
Knit your bit : a World War I story by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his father leaves to fight in World War I, Mikey joins the Central Park Knitting Bee to help knit clothing for soldiers overseas
 
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Abe Lincoln crosses a creek : a tall, thin tale (introducing his forgotten frontier friend)
Alternative Names
Deborah Hopkinson American writer of historical fiction for children

Deborah Hopkinson Amerikaans schrijfster

Deborah Hopkinson amerikansk författare

Deborah Hopkinson amerikansk skribent

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Apples to Oregon : being the (slightly) true narrative of how a brave pioneer father brought apples, peaches, pears, plums, grapes, and cherries (and children) across the plainsSweet Clara and the freedom quiltUp before daybreak : cotton and people in AmericaHome on the range : John A. Lomax and his cowboy songsStagecoach Sal : inspired by a true taleTitanic : voices from the disasterSky boys : how they built the Empire State BuildingFannie in the kitchen