Abused by his mother and her boyfriend, Georgie Burgess learns to hide his hurt.
When Georgie wins a small rosebush in a grocery store lottery, he gives it all the love and caring he has never had.
His life begins to open up 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.
"A deeply affecting, affirmative story." Booklist
About the Author:
Irene Hunt is the author of many distinguished books for young people. Her first novel, Across Five Aprils, was a Newberry Honour Book and received a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. For her second novel, Up a Road Slowly, Ms. Hunt was awarded the Newberry Medal. Ms. Hunt was born in southern Illinois and has 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 she taught psychology at the University of South Dakota. Ms. Hunt now lives in Florida.