The Lottery Rose

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Berkley Jam Books, Jan 1, 2002 - Fiction - 181 pages
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The Newbery Award winning author of Across Five Aprils and Up a Road Slowly presents the story of a young boy from a troubled family who learns what it means to love…

The Lottery Rose

Abused by his mother and her boyfriend, Georgie Burgess learns to hide his hurt. He withdraws into a safe and secret world of beautiful gardens filled with roses—just like those in the library book he treasures.

When Georgie wins a small rosebush in a grocery store lottery he gives it all the love and caring he's never had. Georgie's life begins to open up for him when the courts send him to a home for boys where he will be safe. Slowly, and not without pain, Georgie learns to give—and to receive—love…

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The book is not a sob story it's just something that was suppose to get to people and life is tough get over it and I hate that it is the first book that i have reached 100 pgs on total waste of time

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This book was really good but a bit sad to read. It was slow at first, but I think it was worth it in the end. The way the book ended was not expected, but I think thats whats really good about this ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Irene Hunt is the author of many distinguished books for young people. Her first novel, Across Five Aprils, was a Newberry Honor Book and received a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. For her second novel, Up a Road Slowly, Ms. Hunt was awarded the Newberry Medal. Ms. Hunt was born in southern Illinois and has received degrees from the University of Illinois and the University of Colorado. For many years she taught in the public schools of northern Illinois, and later she taught psychology at the University of South Dakota. Ms. Hunt now lives in Florida.

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