The Thing About Georgie

The Thing About Georgie As far as Georgie is concerned everyone has a thing 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

  • Title: The Thing About Georgie
  • Author: Lisa Graff
  • ISBN: 9780060875893
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Thing About Georgie

    As far as Georgie is concerned, everyone has a thing 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 Andy s nonna is that she kisses Georgie s cheeks and doesn t speak one word of English The thing abo As far as Georgie is concerned, everyone has a thing 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 Andy s nonna is that she kisses Georgie s cheeks and doesn t speak one word of English 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 Book Details Format PaperbackPublication Date 8 26 2008Pages 224Reading Level Age 8 and Up

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    1. Arminzerella

      The thing about Georgie is that he’s a dwarf and this makes it difficult for him to do things that you and I take for granted. It also means that people notice him and stare at him and sometimes make fun of him for being what he is. Georgie and Andy have been best friends since Georgie stood up to a bully who tried to make fun of Andy’s name (Andrea), but their friendship’s recently become a little strained because Andy has made another friend, Russ, and Georgie feels threatened and a litt [...]

    2. Cheryl

      Georgie is a Little Person. He has one best friend and, now, that best friend seems to be drifting to spend more time with a tall-sized popular-type kid who Georgie is certain will join his long line of personal mockers. To make matters worse, Georgie's parents have a new diversion that challenges their love for him, as well, one that might remind them of their disappointment that Georgie cannot fulfill their musical aspirations they had in their child.Just when it seems that things couldn't get [...]

    3. Carolyn

      The thing about me is, I am plowing through 50 children's novels as a Battle-of-the-Books coach. And, I loved this one. While not a classic in the manner of Charlotte's Web or some of the others, it is well written, age appropriate (!), and teaches some nice lessons along the way. Georgie is a dwarf in 4th grade and is having some problems: his parent's are expecting a baby (will is be "normal"??), his best friend is becoming chummy with someone else, and he has to do a big school project with J [...]

    4. Mr. Gottshalk

      Idealistic?Yes.Cleverly written?Yes.Worth reading?Yes.This book is required reading for 3rd graders coming into 4th and I am glad that we also "had" to read it. I was so sick and tired of hearing about long, complicated fantasy fiction books prevalent nowadays, and this cute book, written years before Wonder (but has some similar themes/issues running throughout), is a winner. It's low-tech, family/friends-centered, and the messages are plain as day, and I really enjoyed it! Don't want to give a [...]

    5. Angie

      Would not have picked this one up except for it being on the Bluebonnet list. And wouldn't you know it I actually liked it. When I booktalked it to the kids I started off with them trying to reach their arm over their head to touch their ear (like the author describes in the opening chapter). Worked every time and the book has not been on the shelf since.

    6. Ricci

      Love this one! Age appropriate, and without all the verbosity that comes with adults "thinking" as children.Georgie comes to realize that he is not defined by one thing, and goes through growing pains and a questioning of identity. Themes of family, friendship, and to not judge a person by their looks -- or even first impressions.

    7. Joey Oborne

      It tells you not to be mean to people and at school, Do not make fun of people, Respect them, be nice to your friends.

    8. Mrs. Kris's Class

      What is the thing about georgie? shoe laces? math races? icky girls? boys that hurl? dog fights? prety sights?or does he have a thing?

    9. Elizabethcd96

      This was a fantastic book. I usually don't like books when the main character is disabled but this one I liked a lot!

    10. Bev

      This is a lovely little book about friendships, growing up and being different. I loved the little notes at the beginning of each chapter about things we take for granted that Georgie can't do. This is a great way to gently show children that even people who look different are just the same inside, and conversely that even if we are different the people who know and love us probably aren't as conscious of it as we are ourselves. I think Wonder is a better book, but this one is more appropriate f [...]

    11. Hope

      This is such a wonderful book!The children are reading it this month with their middle schoolers book club so I picked it up because no other books were near me. I ended up reading it all in one sitting, about 2.5 hours. It's just an all around terrific read!I'm glad I didn't have any other books close to me! :-)

    12. Tracy

      What an amazing book!!! A definite read aloud or book I can recommend to my 3rd graders. Although the main character faces many physical and social challenges, all are issues all kids can relate to in some way and teach the value of kindness, being willing to apologize, and celebrate their uniqueness. Loved it!!

    13. Tara Ethridge

      Simply loved this as a read-aloud with my 4th grade daughter, and it's a lovely story about growing up and dealing with friendships in general, from jealousy to being misunderstood.

    14. Lisbeth Solberg

      We Should Hang Out Sometime for kids. Smart, funny, vulnerable Georgie finds himself on the outside looking in, wondering if anyone really wants him.

    15. Brenda

      A while ago I wrote a blog post about a collection of books that shared what I thought of as "typical" kids. At that time I lamented that it was challenging to find boys portrayed as they are - rather than super goofy or foolish or afraid. I know that it's great to be able to laugh at yourself, but sometimes it would be nice to just be. A comment on that post led me to A Thing about Georgie.The thing about Georgie Bishop is that he is a dwarf. He's in fourth grade. His best friend, might not be [...]

    16. Samantha

      I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars.It was that good.I know this isn't really my normal genre, but I have to say, I enjoyed it more than several of the YA paranormal books I've read recently. Lisa Graff is one of my new, favorite writers. Regardless of what is your favorite genre, you should give this story a try.The Thing About Georgie is a story about a fourth-grade boy who happens to be a dwarf. The story is so real, the characters are so real, the struggles Georgie and his friend [...]

    17. Dani

      I read “The thing about Georgie” by Lisa Graff and I enjoyed it very much. I rated this book five stars because it was really fun to read. The suspense in the book mixed well with the sadness because of what Georgie felt and how the baby was growing. The things I loved of the book were its plot, the problems, and Georgie´s emotions. The plot had plenty of problems and I liked it, Georgie’s emotions changed many times, he felt furious, sad, happy and confused. Those were the reasons why I [...]

    18. Michelle

      The Thing About GeorgieAuthor: Lisa GraffSummary: This book is about a boy called Georgie the problem about this boy is that he doesn't have something unique. Everybody has a thing except Georgie. Georgie is a dwarf because he is very small. Georgies mom is pregnant and Georgie its scared that the baby will be taller than him. Georgie can't do many things like some people.One day Georgie got mad with his best friend Andy, because of there job of walking dogs they alway fighted for who is walking [...]

    19. Brody Brant

      It was a good book, it was funny while a little sad with a mix of a love,hate relationship. But over all it was funny and good

    20. Ozboz

      “The thing about Georgie” by Lisa Graff is a realistic fiction story about dwarfism. It takes place in Georgie’s house in present time. The characters of the story are Georgie, Jeanie, Andy, Georgie’s mom and dad, Andy’s mom, Andy’s grandma, Russ, Georgie’s baby sibling, and Georgie’s teacher. In this story there is an internal conflict, Georgie is a dwarf and is very different from everyone. His friendship changes because of it and it changes his ability to walk dogs and what ki [...]

    21. Nura

      The thing about me is I’m taller than most of my friend in the grade school The thing about me is I really suck at sportsThe thing about me is I can’t do butterfly stroke (truth is I can’t swim at all)The thing about me is I don’t have a knack in musicThe thing about me is I tend to let my mind running wildThe thing about me is I like slacking off and daydreamingThe thing about me is I’m not a girl of fashionsThe thing about me is I’m glad I have a brother not a sister :psempat ngedu [...]

    22. Tobi Grantham

      Pretty certain I haven't read it before, but a lot of it struck me as eerily familiar, like I had read something similar.

    23. 84-The_enlightment_of_Doctor_Grace_part5_Jesus

      The thing about Georgie by Lisa Graff is about a kid with dwarfism. Dwarfism is when your body doesn't develope fully so you are very very short no matter how old you get. Georgie is an only child until he finds out his mother is pregnant. He starts worrying that his parents, both musicians, will like the baby better because it will be able to play instruments because it will be normal sized. He and his best friend Andy have a dog walking business where Georgie can only walk small dogs because h [...]

    24. Kelly Hager

      The thing about Georgie that is not listed in the synopsis is that he is a little person (or "dwarf," as they say throughout the book. And mostly his life is okay until all of a sudden it starts to fall apart.First, his parents announce they're going to have another baby. And because Georgie is so short, he's pretty sure that his little sibling will be taller than him very quickly. And that's embarrassing. And THEN his best friend starts wanting to get a new friend, too. And what if Georgie and [...]

    25. Fill Weeney

      The Thing About Georgie is a novel by Lisa Graff about a fourth grade dwarf named Georgie Bishop. He is an only child and has a best friend named Andy. But when Georgie finds out his mom is having a baby--a baby who someday will be bigger than Georgie, his life goes crazy. His best friend replaces him with someone else, his parents seem to not care about him, and his arch-enemy, Jeanie the Meanie, has to work on a project with him. When it is time for the school play about presidents, he doesn't [...]

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