Pictures of Hollis Woods (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Kids & Young Adults
NARRATOR
HD
Hope Davis
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
03:18
hr min
RELEASED
2002
September 10
PUBLISHER
Listening Library
SIZE
169.2
MB

Customer Reviews

brittylynn ,

Amazing.

This book is absolutely amazing! U must get the book or this audio book and read the incredible story of Hollis woods!!! Its amazing what this little girl goes through throughout this book! :)

Semi-colon, right parentheses ,

A Piece of Art

I'll admit it's been a while since I read the book, but it was one of the books that everyone in my class read - for fun. Pictures of Hollis Woods is the story of a girl who wants nothing but a family and a home - all the while knowing that sometimes there are just people who feel like home. The book is amazing and tells the story of Hollis very well - a girl who is "fresh as paint" according to one foster mom. But Hollis has a hidden side as well. When she is in preschool, they are told to bring in a picture starting with the picture "w". Hollis brings in a picture of a family, for wish and want. All in all, Pictures of Hollis Woods is an amazing book.

Marissaaaaa1234 ,

Great!!!

I read this book in 6th grade and reads it every year since. Easy to follow

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