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3.00162074554295 out of 53.00162074554295 out of 53.00162074554295 out of 53.00162074554295 out of 53.00162074554295 out of 5 3.00 (1,234 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Irene Hunt Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Georgie Burgess has known only neglect and abuse during his seven and a half years of life. His alcoholic mother does little to prevent the bruises and scars inflicted on Georgie by her brutal boyfriend. With each blow, the little boy withdraws further into his dreams. When he wins a small rose bush in a lottery, it seems as if one of his dreams has finally come true. But after a particularly savage beating, he is taken from his mother and placed in a home for boys. Surrounded by strangers, and with the rosebush as his only link to the world, both the boy and his treasured plant must learn how to grow and thrive. Irene Hunt has written many books for young people; she has won both a Newbery Honor and a Newbery Medal for her work. Drawing on her professional background in psychology, she creates a heartwarming tale of emerging trust and hope in The Lottery Rose. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shaundell | 2/14/2014

    " Sad book, yet a good read. Reminded me of "A Child Called It." In the end, he learns to love and be loved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dylan Taylor | 2/8/2014

    " I love this book. I read it in the 8th grade and now I'm in the 10th. It tells the amazing story of a child who survived through neglect and how he moved on. Its emotional (both Happy and Sad) but not heart breaking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Reuel | 2/5/2014

    " I read a book by this title, but I don't recall the author. Children's lit, I think??? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trent | 2/3/2014

    " I love this book. It's very heartwarming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisabeth P. | 1/28/2014

    " This is a touching book about a little boy who doesn't have much, physically and emotionally. I read this several times growing up, and each time my heart broke for this little boy. You'll want to take him out of the book and care for him yourself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Mae | 1/27/2014

    " Reading level is probably 5-6th grade, but honestly, a great book for anyone to read! It is sad though and I've read it several times and cried every time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Desiree | 1/25/2014

    " a beautiful story...a wonderful middle school read. A young boy has suffered horrendous abuse at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend for years. He is finally "saved" and sent to live at a boarding school for boys who are in similar situations. Before going to the school, he wins a rosebush...which becomes a lifeline for him. Have tissues handy:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elena Stephens | 1/21/2014

    " Wonderful, tear-bringing, heartwarming "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/20/2014

    " I reread this middle grade book that I remember loving as a teenager. It is simply written, but is a heart-wrenching story of love and redemption. I highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 1/3/2014

    " Owen and I read this book together and finished it last night. We were both crying at the end. A sad story about an abused boy finding love and acceptance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika aslysA | 12/25/2013

    " I just finished reading this book. It is so sad! I can't believe they ended the book like they did! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 11/18/2013

    " Very moving book. Well written and touches on a subject not often broached. If you cry easily, have tissues available. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tmimhoff | 11/6/2013

    " Very touching book!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darcy | 9/22/2013

    " This was a heart wrenching little story. It was a quick read and definitely one I will remember. I like that she tried to show that there can be hope even in dire circumstances if we are open to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabi | 4/19/2013

    " An Amazing book, but one if the saddest ever. I remember all of a sudden, everybody in my fifth grade reading group started crying after one of the boys started to cry in the middle of the chapter when we were reading it aloud. Poor Georgie... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Les Mackey | 3/18/2013

    " This book is about a small boy who has been physically abused all his life. His mom and steve the boy friend would beat every day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren Smith | 3/25/2012

    " This is one of the only books I actually had to put down because I was crying so hard., "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tessa | 3/5/2012

    " This was not one of Irene Hunt's best, but it was still a good read. I thought it had a good message of forgiveness and healing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 2/29/2012

    " This was read to me by a teacher 12 years ago... I remember that it was sad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 2/24/2012

    " this book was great.it is sad but it tells you about what some kids have to deal with.:( "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Violet | 1/29/2012

    " A sapy, heartbreaking, and boring book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexa Hill | 1/3/2012

    " I haven't read this book for years! But I loved it. It's such a good story that I think everyone would enjoy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 8/16/2011

    " Maybe I ought to read this book again (and re-rate it)... pretty heavy to read as a kid. It seems almost like an adult book whose main character just happens to be young. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chadeya | 8/15/2011

    " I thought this book was fasanating long but fasanating it tells about child abuse and how not to handle it and how to handle get beat and neglected "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 7/23/2011

    " i read this book in grade school and i thought it was great. i still remeber it being the first book i really enjoyed reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Addy | 5/4/2011

    " This is my favorite story. True, some people say it's a horrible story, but I say that it's a heart wrenching story and it makes me want to go out into the world and stop abuse.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lora Leigh | 4/18/2011

    " A wonderful story, but a hard one to read too. I still have some mixed emotions about the ending... but I loved it all the same! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 1/12/2011

    " Owen and I read this book together and finished it last night. We were both crying at the end. A sad story about an abused boy finding love and acceptance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 11/13/2010

    " this book was great.it is sad but it tells you about what some kids have to deal with.:( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 10/24/2010

    " It was sad but it was a good book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 10/20/2010

    " Follows a life of a troubled boy and the rosebush he wins in a lottery and how he deals with a death he perceives as his fault. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darcy | 7/13/2010

    " This was a heart wrenching little story. It was a quick read and definitely one I will remember. I like that she tried to show that there can be hope even in dire circumstances if we are open to it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 6/22/2010

    " This was read to me by a teacher 12 years ago... I remember that it was sad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Forgetfulone | 6/12/2010

    " Good story, but some of the descriptions seem a bit redundant. Sad, too. "

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About the Author

Irene Hunt (1907–2001) was an American children’s writer best known for historical novels. Her first book, Across Five Aprils was a runner-up for the Newbery Medal, an award which she won for her second novel, Up a Road Slowly. She was a nominee in 1974 for the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international recognition available to creators of children’s books.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty-eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.