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The Lottery Rose

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About The Book

A boy learns what it means to give and receive love in this beautifully refreshed edition of Lottery Rose from Newbery Award–winning author Irene Hunt.

Georgie Burgess doesn’t talk about the abuse that he receives from his mother and her boyfriend. Even though he’s constantly getting into trouble at school, he continues to hide his hurt, refusing to tell anyone what life is like at home. Instead, he finds escape between the pages of books depicting beautiful gardens and flowers.

When Georgie wins a small rosebush in a supermarket lottery, he gives it all the love and caring he’s never had. Soon after, his life begins to change when child services remove him from his mother’s care and look for a new, safe home for him. But all the while, Georgie still needs to find a home for his rosebush, and through the people he meets, he slowly learns what it means to be loved and accepted.

About The Author

Irene Hunt was the author of many distinguished books for young readers. Her first novel, Across Five Aprils, was a Newbery Award Honor book and received a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. Her second novel, Up a Road Slowly, was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1966. Ms. Hunt was born in southern Illinois and received degrees from the University of Illinois and the University of Colorado. For many years she taught in the public schools of northern Illinois, and later taught psychology at the University of South Dakota. She died in 2001.

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The Lottery Rose

by Irene Hunt

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This edition was published in October 15, 1986 by Berkley
Written in English
— 192 pages

A young victim of child abuse gradually overcomes his fears and suspicions when placed in a home with other boys.

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The Lottery Rose

First published in 1976

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A young victim of child abuse gradually overcomes his fears and suspicions when placed in a home with other boys.

The Lottery Rose

This edition was published in October 15, 1986 by Berkley

First Sentence

“He bent over the book on his desk, hunching his shoulder blades together so that the partially healed cuts on his back would not be stretched apart, carefully keeping his shirt away from the raw wounds underneath, where even the slightest friction caused a burning pain.”

The Lottery Rose by Irene Hunt, October 15, 1986, Berkley edition, in English