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Georgie Lee Hardcover – April 30, 2002

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 630L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books; 1st edition (April 30, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688179401
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688179403
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #957,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 3-4-Summer at Grandmother's farm always holds adventure and surprises for almost nine-year-old J.D. This year includes a trip to a haunted house, the rescue of an elderly neighbor who has fallen and spent the night outside, a big storm, Great Uncle Early's release of an overgrown catfish, and the day his grandmother gets stuck in a tree. Through it all there's Georgie Lee, a cow with a mind of her own, who always wants to be in on the action. At first J.D. isn't sure about Georgie Lee, but by the end of the summer he is impressed with her smarts, good nature, and persistence. This gentle tale of the close relationship between a boy and his grandmother (and her cow) is reminiscent of stories by Cynthia Rylant and Patricia MacLachlan. Its episodic nature and humor make it a good read-aloud candidate for lower-elementary students or an enjoyable choice for beginning chapter-book readers who can appreciate a nice leisurely pace. Pen-and-ink illustrations are scattered throughout the text.
Terrie Dorio, Santa Monica Public Library, CA
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Booklist

Gr. 2-4, younger for reading aloud. Georgie Lee is Grandma's cow, and she's at the center of these vignettes that chronicle the good times J. D and his grandmother share. She's a smart cow, surprising J. D. with how cleverly she gets rid of pesky flies. She's good at escaping her pasture, ending up on Grandma's porch eating ears of fresh corn out of a bowl. And she's the ghost that startles Grandma and J.D. as they explore an abandoned house. But best of all, she's the reason elderly neighbor Effie is saved after a fall leaves her stranded in a field. Who would think a cow so clever? The affectionate story unfolds smoothly, and its gentle humor will go over well with younger children. Newly independent readers will enjoy it as a chapter book; younger children can savor it read aloud. Denise Wilms
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ashley alder on October 7, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Sharon Phillips Denslow has created an amusing and witty book intended for grades 2-4. However, older readers would enjoy this book as well. As an adult, I found myself traveling back in time to my childhood as I read about J.D., his grandmother, and Georgie Lee, a surprisingly clever cow. The setting of the book is in the summertime when J.D., an eight-year-old-boy spends the summer with his grandmother and experiences one adventure after another.
The loving story unfolds easily, and its tender humor will go over well with young readers. Those younger readers who are just attempting chapter books will also find this book a success. The illustrations that accompany the adventures will also be a treat for the reader.
Ashley Alder
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