The Lottery Rose

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Product Number: 12402
Released: Jan 14, 2000
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ISBN: #9780425101537
Publisher: Berkley
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Georgie Burgess has known only neglect and abuse during his seven and a half years of life. His alcoholic mother does little to prevent the bruises and scars inflicted on Georgie by her brutal boyfriend. With each blow, the little boy withdraws further into his dreams. When he wins a small rose bush in a lottery, it seems as if one of his dreams has finally come true. But after a particularly savage beating, he is taken from his mother and placed in a home for boys. Surrounded by strangers, and with the rosebush as his only link to the world, both the boy and his treasured plant must learn how to grow and thrive. Irene Hunt has written many books for young people; she has won both a Newbery Honor and a Newbery Medal for her work. Drawing on her professional background in psychology, she creates a heartwarming tale of emerging trust and hope in The Lottery Rose.

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Author(s): Irene Hunt

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Author(s): Irene Hunt
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number C1523
Released: Oct 09, 2001
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ISBN: #9781402504679
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Author(s): Irene Hunt
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number Z10634
Released: Apr 01, 2016
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ISBN: #9781490669533
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Irene Hunt
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number 3A320
Released: Apr 25, 2003
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ISBN: #9781402557750
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Author(s): Irene Hunt
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number 3K320
Released: May 17, 2006
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ISBN: #9781402557767
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Author(s): Irene Hunt
Product Number 43691
Released: Mar 02, 2004
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ISBN: #9781402567605

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"In a horrifying, yet ultimately triumphant, psychological study of child abuse and recovery, Georgie Burgess struggles to survive, first physically in a hostile environment, then spiritually in the boys school to which he is removed. George Guidall's delivery of the third-person narration is consistently faithful to the main character's viewpoint. Subtle changes in pacing, pitch and accent suitably define important secondary characters. Throughout, Guidall's gentle voice aptly conveys the damaged child's thoughts, feelings and intentions, often defiant or confused, occasionally wondrous or joyous. Emotionally powerful and heartrending, Guidall's narration will haunt the listener long after its conclusion. T.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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