Pictures of Hollis Woods (Compact Disc)

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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.

About the Author


Patricia Reilly Giff has received the Newbery Honor for "Pictures of Hollis Woods" and "Lily's Crossing", which is also a "Boston Globe--Horn Book" Honor Book. "Nory Ryan's Song" was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Notable Book.

Hope Davis' films include The Weather Man, Proof, Dumas, American Splendor (Golden Globe Nomination), The Secret Lives of Dentists (2003 Best Actress, New York Film Critics), About Schmidt, Hearts of Atlantis, Mumford, Arlington Road, Next Stop Wonderland, and Daytrippers. Her stage credits include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Spinning Into Butter, Ivanov, and Two Shakespearean Actors.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780739359686
ISBN-10: 0739359681
Publisher: Listening Library
Publication Date: December 11th, 2007
Language: English