Pictures of Hollis Woods (Digital Audiobook)
Publication Date: September 9, 2002
This Newbery Honor book about a girl who has never known family fighting for her first true home “will leave readers . . . satisfied” (Kirkus Reviews).
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
One of America's best-loved writers for children, Patricia Reilly Giff is the author of Lily's Crossing, a Newbery Honor Book and Boston Globe-Horn Book. Her book Nory Ryan's Song was an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, as well as a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Both titles are available on audio from Listening Library.