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The Lottery Rose

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 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… . more

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One of my most vivid reading memories is being completely crushed by this book when I was in junior high. I remember sitting on the floor of my bedroom and sobbing uncontrollably, grateful that I was reading it at home rather than at school.

I’ve recommended it to many students over the years, but the book has become harder and harder to find. It’s been weeded out of my local library in favor of more recent titles, so I decided to buy a copy or two for my classroom library. When the book arrived One of my most vivid reading memories is being completely crushed by this book when I was in junior high. I remember sitting on the floor of my bedroom and sobbing uncontrollably, grateful that I was reading it at home rather than at school.

I’ve recommended it to many students over the years, but the book has become harder and harder to find. It’s been weeded out of my local library in favor of more recent titles, so I decided to buy a copy or two for my classroom library. When the book arrived from Amazon last night, I set about reading it almost immediately; by the end of the first page, my heart was aching again for little Georgie Burgess, and the tears were rolling by the end of the second chapter. The Lottery Rose is every bit as lovely and every bit as heartbreaking as I remembered. . more

Objective Summary: The Lottery Rose is by Irene Hunt, and It’s placed in the 1970’s, and it starts off in the city, but later changes. The book is about a boy named Georgie who gets abused by his mother and her boyfriend, Steve. Georgie wins a rose bush at a grocery store lottery, and becomes very close to it, but when he takes it home, Steve beats him with a chair leg and he passes out. He gets sent to a school house in the country, and he tries to plant the rose bush in the neighbor’s garden, Objective Summary: The Lottery Rose is by Irene Hunt, and It’s placed in the 1970’s, and it starts off in the city, but later changes. The book is about a boy named Georgie who gets abused by his mother and her boyfriend, Steve. Georgie wins a rose bush at a grocery store lottery, and becomes very close to it, but when he takes it home, Steve beats him with a chair leg and he passes out. He gets sent to a school house in the country, and he tries to plant the rose bush in the neighbor’s garden, but she catches him. They have a big fight about him sneaking his rose bush into her garden, and Georgie becomes really mad at her, but when Georgie gets really sick, Mrs Harper comes over to meet him and they come to an understanding. He also meets a little boy named Robin that he becomes very close friends with, and they spent most of they’re time together. Then, Robin drowns by trying to feed the ducks, and Georgie plants his rose bush by the 3 year olds grave.

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In beginning of the book it’s about Georgie when he was in school, and I think that’s an important part of the book because he steals a book that has pretty, colorful flowers on it and the flowers make him calm and relaxed. Later in the book when he wins a rose bush, he becomes really close to it, and he tries to protect it. It’s also really sad because there’s a lot of loneliness in the book when he gets sent away to the school, and when Robin dies. I think it’s a really good book. . more

This book tells short story about a little boy, Georgie, who is abused by his mother and her boy friend. The boy lives in a miserable life and he tries to hide the hurt and his sadness. He is ashamed when being with the others. He likes flowers so much and when he wins a lottery rosebush from a grocery, he gives his all love to the flowers. He is sent to a house when there are many boys living. He is safe there and learn new experiences in his life: recieving and offering love.

This book is very This book tells short story about a little boy, Georgie, who is abused by his mother and her boy friend. The boy lives in a miserable life and he tries to hide the hurt and his sadness. He is ashamed when being with the others. He likes flowers so much and when he wins a lottery rosebush from a grocery, he gives his all love to the flowers. He is sent to a house when there are many boys living. He is safe there and learn new experiences in his life: recieving and offering love.

This book is very valuable for all the people in the society because it presents child education, reflects simple loves between people. Reading this book, readers know that growing in this life is not an easy work. Children cannot learn well and have a bad feeling about what they have seen and how they are treated. Children need a pure environmentt to live and need good friends. Consequently, parents must take care of their children carefully.

The Lottery Rose is also meaningful to all the people who have a remembering childhood. Being a child, people have many dreams whicch adults may not pay attention. Dreams are important to all the children because they make them live in a good world.

The lottery rose is all the things meaningful to Georgie since noone cares of him. He tries to look out for the rose all the time. However, however, he prsents it to a death boy at his grave. Georgie knows thinks that growing the rodes at the grave makes the boy and his mother happy. The boy learns how to make the other happy. It is just a small gift but a valuable gift. People may not ejoy the simple happiness because they have never talked with any plants in their life.

Lottery rose is worthy for its content. It can affects people in different thoughts about life.
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The Lottery Rose by Irene Hunt was a very slow book. I don’t recommend it because I thought the whole book was very slow and unenjoyable. I never seemed to connect to the characters, and I had to force myself to finish it. My overall feeling about the book is that it was only okay, partially because it didn’t have any action. I would recommend to people who generally read realistic fiction.

This book begins with Georgie Burgess, a young troublesome child who has an interest in gardening -spoilers-

The Lottery Rose by Irene Hunt was a very slow book. I don’t recommend it because I thought the whole book was very slow and unenjoyable. I never seemed to connect to the characters, and I had to force myself to finish it. My overall feeling about the book is that it was only okay, partially because it didn’t have any action. I would recommend to people who generally read realistic fiction.

This book begins with Georgie Burgess, a young troublesome child who has an interest in gardening and flowers. He is physically abused often by his alcoholic parents. Georgie one day finds himself with a rosebush that he won at a local grocery store just like the ones in his favorite books that he loves with all his heart. One day his parents take his beatings too far, and Georgie is placed in a hospital. After a long debate, Georgie is placed in a safe boarding school a couple hours out of Tampa, Florida run by nuns. There Georgie plants his rose, and learns to love again while still making enemies, like the woman next door who wouldn’t let him plant his rosebush in her garden until later in the book. The book ends in my opinion, very abruptly and unexpectedly when Georgie’s mentally disabled best friend dies suddenly from drowning. Through Georgie’s sadness, he forgives his enemies and plants his beloved rosebush on his friend’s grave.

The Lottery Rose book. Read 347 reviews from the world’s largest community for readers. The Newbery Award winning author of Across Five Aprils and Up a R…