Pictures of Hollis Woods

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Pictures of Hollis Woods

By Patricia Reilly Giff

Dell Yearling, Paperback, 9780440415787, 166pp.

Publication Date: May 11, 2004


This Newbery Honor book about a girl who has never known family fighting for her first true home will leave readers . . . satisfied ("Kirkus Reviews").
"Hollis Woods"
"is the place where a baby was abandoned"
"is the baby's name"
"is an artist"
"is now a twelve-year-old girl"
"who's been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all."
When Hollis is sent to Josie, an elderly artist who is quirky and affectionate, she wants to stay. But Josie is growing more forgetful every day. If Social Services finds out, they ll take Hollis away and move Josie into a home. Well, Hollis Woods won t let anyone separate them. She's escaped the system before; this time, she's taking Josie with her. Still, even as she plans her future with Josie, Hollis dreams of the past summer with the Regans, fixing each special moment of her days with them in pictures she ll never forget.
Patricia Reilly Giff captures the yearning for a place to belong in this warmhearted story, which stresses the importance of artistic vision, creativity, and above all, family.

About the Author
Patricia Reilly Giff has received the Newbery Honor for "Pictures of Hollis Woods" and "Lily's Crossing", which is also a "Boston Globe--Horn Book" Honor Book. "Nory Ryan's Song" was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Notable Book.