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.
Though you may know Irene Hunt from the popular audiobooks Across Five Aprils and No Promises in the Wind, Hunt is actually one of the most renowned Teens and Kids & Young Adults authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 4 audiobooks from Hunt on AudioBookStore.com, with the latest Teens title being: No Promises in the Wind. Across Five Aprils was added to our catalog in 2008, making it the author's oldest audiobook available on our website, while Across Five Aprils is the most popular and bestselling audiobook from Hunt. Enjoy over 18 hours of audiobook listening from Hunt, among the 4 audiobooks we have available. With such a wide variety of audiobooks, we know you're sure to enjoy Teens books from Irene Hunt. Hunt was born on May 18, 1907 in The United States and lived until May 18, 2001. For more audiobooks and information on Irene Hunt, please visit her page on AudiobookStore.com: Irene Hunt audiobooks.