WorldCat Identities

Hopkinson, Deborah

Overview
Works: 93 works in 326 publications in 2 languages and 55,584 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Biography  Picture books  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tall tales  Medical fiction  War stories 
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 )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 4,202 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 )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 3,020 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 )

15 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
Up before daybreak : cotton and people in America by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,764 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 2,361 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 2,199 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 2,174 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 1,705 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 1,702 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 )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,667 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
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 1,635 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 )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 1,574 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 )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,393 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 books he wrote
Girl wonder : a baseball story in nine innings by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,318 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 )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1,219 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 1,201 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. December 1, 1855. The sea is never still. Sometimes it roars so loud that it drowns our voices. Mama says there hasn't been a storm this fierce since the night I was born. She thinks it is too dangerous for me to go to the tower again. Yet what else can I do? I'm the lightkeeper now. On the tiny lighthouse island that is her family's new home, Birdie faithfully keeps a journal. She writes down everything: the change of seasons, the rhythms of the sea, and all that her father, the lightkeeper, is teaching her. But then one stormy night, her father is taken ill. Only Birdie knows how to keep the lighthouse's strong beam running. Will she be brave enough to guide the boats safely into harbor?
Hear my sorrow : the diary of Angela Denoto, a shirtwaist worker by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,029 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 996 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
Knit your bit : a World War I story by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 936 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
Who was Charles Darwin? by Deborah Hopkinson( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the life and accomplishments of the nineteenth-century British naturalist Charles Darwin
 
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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

홉킨스, 데보라

ホプキンソン, デボラ

Languages
English (134)

Japanese (6)

Covers
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