Pictures of Hollis Woods

Product Number: 44395
Released: Aug 23, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419379468
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This Newbery Honor Book follows Hollis Woods, an orphan who can't help running away from her foster homes. Her new foster parent Josie is okay, but her forgetfulness worries Hollis. Eventually Hollis becomes Josie's caretaker. Hollis plans to run away to the home of her former foster parents, which they have abandoned for the winter, to avoid being moved again. While there, Hollis uses her drawings to fully understand why she keeps running away from her families.

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Narrator(s): Hope Davis
Product Number Z100010956
Released: Oct 17, 2006
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Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: #9780739330432
Product Number EB00168278
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: #9780307542281
Text - Paperback
Product Number 14532
Released: Nov 03, 2005
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Publisher: Dragonfly Books
ISBN: #9780440415787

Professional reviews

"Foster child Hollis Wood's latest "home" is with loving but increasingly absent-minded Josey Kale. Threatened with yet another move, Hollis plans a daring trip to a house abandoned for the winter. She reflects on its owners, her previous foster family, and the events that keep her from accepting them. Through her drawings, Hollis makes an emotional journey that will lead her to her true home. Hope Davis gives a gentle, captivating performance as the life-hardened girl who processes her doubts about being part of a real family. Slight changes in vocalization make the supporting characters distinct and just as enchanting as Hollis Woods herself. J.M.P. 2003 ALA Notable Recording (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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