Hollis Woods has been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all. She even runs away from the Regans, the one family who offers her a home.
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 plans to take Josie with her.
Yet behind all her plans, Hollis longs for her life with the Regans, fixing each moment of her time with them in pictures she ll never forget.
"From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Patricia Reilly Giff (b. 1935) grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of the popular Polk Street Mystery series, as well as several award-winning novels for middle-grade readers. After graduating from Marymount College, Giff taught reading for twenty years before writing her first novel. Many of her books are ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Books and ALA-YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, including "Lily's Crossing" and "Pictures of Hollis Woods", for which Giff won Newbery Honors. Giff lives in Weston, Connecticut, with her husband.
Hope Davis' filmography includes "The Matador, The Weather Man, Proof, Dumas, American Splendor" (Golden Globe Nomination), "The Secret Lives of Dentists, About Schmidt, Hearts of Atlantis, Mumford, The Imposters, Arlington Road, Next Stop Wonderland, The Myth of Fingerprints" and "Daytrippers." Stage credits include "Midsummer Night's Dream, Spinning Into Butter, Ivanov" and "Two Shakespearean Actors. "Off-Broadway in "The Food Chain, The Iceman Cometh" and" Speed the Plow. "Voted Best Actress in 2003 by the New York Film Critics.