Pictures of Hollis Woodsby Patricia Reilly Giff


Bibliographic Citation
Giff, Patricia, R. (2002). Pictures of hollis woods. New York: Scholastic.

Twelve year old, Hollis Woods was labeled as a mountain of trouble and that defined her in each home she was placed by social services. That was until she meet the Regan family, Hollis with her fear of attachment and emotional turmoil caused her to run away again. Hollis is placed with a new foster mother, the loving, retired art teacher, Josie Cahill.As Josie's forgetfulness grows worse, Hollis is forced into the role of caretaker. Hollis is a talented artist and her life stories are drawn through her pictures. Hollis's wish for a family is revealed from an assignment on the letter "w". Hollis drew a family she so much wanted to be a part of. She had that family in the Regan's, but her doubt and fear of ruining the family caused her to run. Through her artwork and care of Josie, Hollis Woods finds her pictures reveal the family she always belonged to and her want in the end is fulfilled.

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