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Author: Patricia Reilly Giff Narrator: Hope Davis Publisher: Listening Library Audio Length: Release Date: September 2002 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780807209219

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.

From the Hardcover edition.

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " what i think about this review is this was a great book i really liked it. the charectars i liked miost were Josie, Steven, Hollis WOODS "

    - Jinay, 5/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book was very touching. "

    - Reabecca, 5/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " An important story written for juveniles, but appropriate for adults including teachers and all who work with preteens, about the child welfare system from the perspective of a homeless and abandoned girl. "

    - Angela, 4/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book was cute with a good ending! "

    - Hannah, 4/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Very good, especially loved the ending. The beginng was kinda confusing but then it got really good!!! :) "

    - Brooke, 4/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This book is a shorter but compelling story filled with characters that stick with you, as is the case with Reilly Giff's other work, although in a contemporary setting. It gives the reader a lot of food for thought about the nature of family & what makes a group of people into one. "

    - Brett, 4/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good book. I have read it before and now I'm reading it again!!! So far I don't remember the story line, so it's like reading it for the first time!! "

    - Csdoglover, 4/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Awesome! I used this book for book report as my oral presentation also! LOVED IT! "

    - Guitargirl, 3/31/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book. I think Giff has that point of view of children from broken homes and physically shows their inner turmoil. We can learn from her, writers! "

    - Elisabeth, 3/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Story of a girl in foster care. "

    - Molly, 3/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " It's been a few years since I read this book but I remember being in love with it. "

    - Tracy, 3/24/2011

About the Author

Patricia Reilly Giff is the author of many beloved books for children, including the Newbery Honor books Lily’s Crossing and Pictures of Hollis Woods. She lives in Trumbull, Connecticut.

About the Narrator

Hope Davis, an actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has starred in more than twenty feature films, including Arlington Road, American Splendor, and Next Stop Wonderland. Also an accomplished stage actress, she earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the Broadway play God of Carnage. She was voted Best Actress in 2003 by the New York Film Critics.