Holes in the Sky

By: Patricia Polacco

There will never be anyone like her grandmother, Patricia Polacco thinks, when her grandmother passes away. But when she and her family move to California—in the middle of a drought—she meets a new friend, the irrepressible Stewart, and his amazing grandmother, Miss Eula, who not only takes Trisha under her wing, but, with Trisha and Stewart, steps up to lead their entire extraordinarily diverse neighborhood to help a hurting neighbor—and her once lush garden—survive the drought.
Trisha’s grandmother’s old saying about the stars being Holes in the Sky turns out to be Miss Eula’s, too, convincing Trisha that she has miraculously discovered another unforgettable grandmother.
Full-color illustrations rendered in pencils and markers.

ISBN: 9781524739485

JLG Release: Dec 2018

Sensitive Areas: Death of a grandparent
Topics: Friendship , Neighborliness , Gardens , Loss (psychology) , African Americans , Moving households , Family life , California , Multigenerational families , Death and dying

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Book Details



First Release

December 2018



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

11" x 8 1/2"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 4.2; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;


Level 730L


Print Book


Hardcover edition



Potentially Sensitive Areas

Death of a grandparent


Friendship, Neighborliness, Gardens, Loss (psychology), African Americans, Moving households, Family life, California, Multigenerational families, Death and dying,

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