Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Parents' Choice Awards : Audio : Audio Book

Pictures of Hollis Woods

Spring 2003 Audio Book
Ages: 10 - 14 yrs.
Author: Patricia Giff
ISBN: 0-8072-0919-8
Tape Price: $18.00
Review:
Patricia Reilly Giff has written a touching novel about young Hollis Woods, a foster child who yearns for a place in a real family. Her life takes a turn for the better with her placement with the elderly artist, Josie. Yet, she cannot forget the summer she spent with the Regan family. In this Newbery honor book, Giff helps us to relive those warm and ultimately traumatic times with the use of flashbacks. For the excellent listener who enjoys the simple details of each day, Hope Davis has done an admirable job in bringing Hollis and her survival instincts to life. Others may find the audio to be slow-going and prefer the reflection allowed by the print version.
Yvonne Coleman   ©2003 Parents' Choice


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