Holes in the Sky
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.
JLG Release: Dec 2018
Awards & Honors
ILA Teachers' Choices - 2019
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
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11" x 8 1/2"
Level 4.2; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 0; Points: 0;
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Death of a grandparent
Friendship, Neighborliness, Gardens, Loss (psychology), African Americans, Moving households, Family life, California, Multigenerational families, Death and dying,