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The Thing About Georgie

The Thing About Georgie
by Lisa Graff

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Topics: dwarfism, special needs, friendship, family

Children, parents, and educators will enjoy this "real and very moving" book which provides insight into dwarfism and the life changes of a 10-year-old boy. A fourth grade teacher commented, "I found this story to be a wonderful depiction of personal struggles and friendships children experience within their daily lives." Another reviewer wrote that the story "brings you right into Georgie's world and leaves you looking at both childhood and physical challenges with a fresh set of eyes."

From the publisher: "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?"

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