The Lottery Rose
The Lottery Rose

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Annotation: A battered child begins to rebuild his life after winning a rose bush in a grocery store lottery.
Catalog Number: #182984
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Copyright Date: 1976
Edition Date: 2002
Pages: 181 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-425-18279-7 Perma-Bound: 0-8479-2164-6
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-425-18279-6 Perma-Bound: 978-0-8479-2164-5
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 75035007
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Subject Heading:
Child abuse. Fiction.
Language: English
Word Count: 42,382
Reading Level: 5.6
Interest Level: 5-9
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.6 / points: 7.0 / quiz: 371 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:7.7 / points:11.0 / quiz:Q07109
Lexile: 1070L

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…

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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