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© 2021 Lisa Graff

  • Maine Student Book Award
  • Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Master List
  • Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Master List
  • New Hampshire Cocheco Readers' Award
  • Texas Bluebonnet Master List
The thing about poodles is that Georgie 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. And the thing about Georgie is that he has dwarfism. 

. . . But is that really the only thing about him? 
Graff employs a light touch, turning in a poignant, often funny exploration of what it means to celebrate one's skills rather than lamenting one's limitations . . . An upbeat and sensitive look at what it's like to be different, this novel will spark discussion. 

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
This is a remarkable story of maturation, featuring a boy whose growing up is not evident on the tape measure he keeps hidden in the back of his closet . . . This entertaining and thoughtful read will encourage youngsters to consider the true meaning of growth.

The Horn Book
This first novel uses the unconventional tactic of introducing its main character by inviting readers to touch their left ears with their right hands, something that young Georgie cannot do, "because the thing was, Georgie Bishop was a dwarf." . . . [Graff] sensitively and accurately depicts the emotions he struggles with. In Georgie, Graff has created a likable, realistic fourth-grader who is a dwarf, and more. 
  • Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award
  • Florida Sunshine State Readers Award
  • Georgia Children's Book Award
  • Illinois Bluestem Readers' Choice Award
  • Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers List
autographed copies!