Nobody Gets The Better of The Great Gilly Hopkins Eleven-year-old Gilly Hopkins is famous for being brash, brilliant, and completely unmanageable. None of her foster homes has been able to tame her yet. So when Gilly is sent to live with the Trotters-by far the strangest foster family of all-she decides to put her brilliant mind to work. What she needs is a plan that will make her real mother rescue her so she can stop being a foster child once and for all. But the rescue doesn't work out quite the way Gilly planned....Paterson, Katherine is the author of 'Great Gilly Hopkins', published 1987 under ISBN 9780064402019 and ISBN 0064402010.