Pictures of Hollis Woods

Pictures of Hollis Woods
by Patricia Reilly Giff

Artistic Hollis has just been placed in another foster home, this time with an eccentric, retired art teacher named Josie. Hollis has been in more foster homes then she can remember, but this one is different. Hollis wants to stay. She just has to make sure Social Services doesn't find out that the Josie is starting to forget things.

Booklist called this book a "moving story of families, longing, and belonging."

This book won the Newbery Medal in 2003!

Reading Levels for this book

Interest Level:  Gr. 4-7              DRA Level:  50                 Lexile Measure: 650L
Grade Equivalent: 4.5              Guided Reading: V

This book was an honoree for the prestigious Newbery Award for best children's literature. Click to see the full list of Newbery Award Winners.

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