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.
Pictures of Hollis Woods was a 2003 Newbery Honor Book and is now a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie.
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"Giff intersperses tender scenes demonstrating Hollis' growing affection for Josie with memories of the Regans, whose images Hollis preserves in her sketchbook. Pictures of motherly Izzy Regan, her architect husband and their mischievous yet compassionate son, Steven, sensitively express the young artist's conception of a perfect family. As readers become intimately acquainted with Hollis, they will come to understand her fears, regrets and longings, and will root for her as she pursues her dream of finding a home where she belongs." -- Publisher's Weekly
|Recommended Age||8 - 13|
|Author||Patricia Reilly Giff|
|Publication Date||May 11, 2004|
|Award Winners||Newbery Honor|