Synopses & Reviews
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 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?
Dealing with a new baby in the home, parents who wish he were musically gifted, a longtime bully who is now a partner in his school project, and a best friend who has dumped him, Georgie knows he's got a lot on his plate and is doing the best he can to manage it all, in an amusing coming-of-age tale about a young guy just trying to get by.
About the Author
Lisa Graff's first novel, The Thing About Georgie, was called "an upbeat and sensitive look at what it's like to be different" by ALA Booklist in a review that also said, "Graff employs a light touch, turning in a poignant, often funny exploration of what it means to celebrate one's skills." Lisa grew up in California and received an MFA in writing for children from the New School in New York City.