The Thing about Georgie

The Thing about Georgie

by Lisa Graff
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Overview

The Thing about Georgie by Lisa Graff

The thing about poodles is that Georgie Bishop hates to walk them.

The thing about Jeanie the Meanie is that she would rather write on her shoe than help Georgie with their Abraham Lincoln project.

The thing about Georgie's mom is that she's having a baby—a baby who will probably be taller than Georgie very, very soon.

The thing about Georgie . . . well, what is the thing about Georgie?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060875893
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/30/2007
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lisa Graff is the author of The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower and The Thing About Georgie, which was named to nine state reading lists. Lisa grew up in a small California town very much like the one in this novel and received an MFA in writing for children from the New School.

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Thing about Georgie 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book teaches not only children but everyone, that you don't have to have a "thing" just to feel like you belong in the world.
vannybear More than 1 year ago
An amazing story for all ages, by Lisa Graff, is a well written novel describing an average family with a not so average son, Georgie. Georgie is a dwarf that wishes he was tall. His life was amazing until he lost his best friend and found out his mother was pregnant, with a normal sized baby. After winter break Georgie has to start a project and his partner is the meanest girl in school. Because of georgies disablitiy he is judged every where he goes,but everyone learns to over look his height and see him for him. The meanest girl in schoool is jeanie. She calls people mean names like"cheese brans and goat breath." Jeanie's nickname because of her cruel attitude is air go, jeanie the meanie. In this story georgie and jeanie hated each other in the beginning but evolved into great friends by the end. Their friendship started when ever the teacher made them work togeter as partners. After the project was over the did a school play. Georgie was abraham lincoln,who was the tallest president, but georgie was the smallest kid in the school. Jeanie was there and supported georgie and made him tall buy making him stilts and a big costume. Overall they developed greatly though the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im a dwarf and i can realate to what georgie thinks or has. Great book recemeded
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to read this for book club at my old school and it was good everyone liked it!!! I loved this book soo much. Good book for all ages at 8+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The thing about Gorgie is awesome!!!! Full of unexpected twists and turns.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow amazing book any one who has eyes and knows how to read should get this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author has crafted a light but moving tale about a plucky character, Georgie, who has physical limitations. Through the clever use of an anonymous narrator we learn what Georgie can't do but, more importantly, what he can. The story itself is less about his physical challenges than the changes going on in Georgie's life - something all kids can relate to - but any reader will come away from it with a new respect for dwarfism.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this book is good about showing kids that it is OKAY to be different. I really enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book and LOVED it! It is extremely well thought out and it is amazing read. Recomend for ages 8+!
Paul Matthews More than 1 year ago
I THINK THIS IS A GREAT BOOK FOR ALL AGES
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Great book if u dont kniw what to read then read this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an amazing story that I have read over and over and each time it gets better
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book.Teaches lots of life lessons inspire kids to stand up for anybody who's being bullied.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will take any of you kits. Said the sweet mother who looked at all the kits and didn't know who to choose. Her mate took away her kits so she still has milk to feed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NAME Flutterkit AGE 3 moons APPEARANCE yellow shekit with light pink highlights that show up really nice in sunlight, soft warm blue eyes, wings, soft kind voice HISTORY mom was killed by a fox, was left to fend for herself with only animals as her friends PERS shy, softspoken, loves animals and animals love her
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing!
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This book is great. You should read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish he was like everyone else. Honestly, i feel bad for him being a... ... ...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this booknis good so far. I am on page 13 and this is one of my reading invatationol books for school. My teacher told me to read it. I have another book checked out at the library. It is called Dimone Willow. It's a really cool book. On that book I am on 26. Well I am going to go back to reading
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