Pictures of Hollis Woods

Pictures of Hollis Woods

eBook - 2008
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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.
From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: Random House Children's Books

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irishdancer11
Mar 27, 2019

irishdancer11 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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May 19, 2015

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phongnvu
Jan 21, 2021

Mediocre book. Hard to follow, boring, somewhat dull characters, and lots of building up to a total letdown of a climax. No idea why the ratings are so high.

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irishdancer11
Mar 27, 2019

Good book, really easy to read, but I still really liked it! Great for girls between the ages of 9 and 13

this book was really interesting and bring creativity :D

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zabdu
Aug 08, 2013

This is an AMAZING, GREAT, OUTSTANDING, EXCELLENT, AWESOME, MAGNIFISANT AND FANTASTIC book!!!!!!!!
I LOVEEEEE this book!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ I had so much fun reading it! And it's actually a very creative and imaginative novel! This is a MUST read for those who are looking for books to read! Please keep this AMAZING, GREAT, OUTSTANDING, EXCELLENT, AWESOME, MAGNIFISANT AND FANTASTIC book in mind while searching for books! ♥♥♥♥♥☺☺☺☺☺

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yuritakaku
Jan 25, 2012

No matter how many times I read this, the story is a bit hard to follow and hard to understand, but I always cry at the end. To me, I don't understand why, but this book has changed how I see the world in a way.

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BCobb
Apr 12, 2010

it was kind of hard to follow and it was just kind of short.

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zabdu
Aug 08, 2013

This is the summary from the back of the book::
hollis woods
-is a place where a baby 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. Hollis Woods is a mountain of trouble.

(sorry but someone wants the computer, i'll continue later)

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