Pictures of Hollis Woods

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Random House Children's Books, Dec 30, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
68 Reviews
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.


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User Review  - Jennifer LeGault - LibraryThing

This story is told beautifully. Hollis, is a 12 year old foster child, who struggles with connecting and trust as she bounces from house to house. The story is told in a back and forth between chapters linking Hollis's life before and in the present. Read full review

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User Review  - fingerpost - LibraryThing

Hollis Woods has been an orphan since she was found. She's been a heck of a lot of trouble for the foster families she's been a part of, usually sticking around for a few months, then running away ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
4
Section 3
18
Section 4
26
Section 5
30
Section 6
41
Section 7
50
Section 8
55
Section 14
97
Section 15
101
Section 16
110
Section 17
112
Section 18
126
Section 19
133
Section 20
138
Section 21
144

Section 9
62
Section 10
68
Section 11
72
Section 12
77
Section 13
88
Section 22
147
Section 23
152
Section 24
160
Section 25
169
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About the author (2008)

Patricia Reilly Giff’s most recent Delacorte book is All the Way Home. She is also the author of Lily's Crossing, a Newbery Honor Book and Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book.


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