The Thing About Georgie by Lisa Graff

The Thing About GeorgieHold on! Not so fast. Before you begin reading this I need to tell you something. It’s about Georgie. The thing about Georgie is, well, it’s that other than being a dwarf, he’s pretty much the same as any other kid.

And that’s what makes this book so intriguing. In one way or another, most of us feel different. It’s our differences, in a lot of ways, which make us all so much alike. Got problems with your parents? So does Georgie. Had a fight with your BFF? Georgie has, too. Do some people scare you? Ask Georgie about Jeanie the Meanie or his friend Andy’s Grandma.

The thing about Georgie is that’s he’s a great kid who happens to be a dwarf. But he’s not all about being a dwarf. Like Shakespeare’s Shylock, when you prick him, he cries. If you tickle him, he laughs. He handles his life with all its ups and downs—and he has a lot of downs lately—like any other fourth grader. Sometimes he makes mistakes; sometimes he comes out on top. Most of the time he doesn’t know the difference between the two. He’s real and that’s what makes him so special (thanks, Lisa Graff). It’s said that big surprises can come in small packages. With Georgie there’s not so much of a surprise as a delight. The thing about Georgie is, you just gotta meet him.

Posted by: Eileen


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    Tara said,

    Loving your book blog! Currently creating a list of strong character books, and I can’t wait to read The Thing About Georgie. Thanks for the recommendation. 🙂

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