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**Georgie Lee

by Sharon Phillips Denslow

Pictures by Lynne Rae Perkins

Reviewed May 25, 2003.
Greenwillow Books (HarperCollins), New York, 2002.  91 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (JF DEN).

Reading Georgie Lee is like a day in the country.   J. D. is spending the summer with his grandmother on her farm.  He doesn’t think that her cow, Georgie Lee, is very smart, but something happens to change his mind.

This book does not have a strong plot, but each chapter gives us a slice of country life as we enjoy J. D., his grandmother, and the animals around them.  J. D.’s grandmother is warm and wonderful and adventurous.  I especially like the part where she climbs a tree to join J. D. and then can’t get down.  The quotation at the end of the book sums it up nicely:

“ ‘Why do some people think there’s nothing to do in the country?’ J. D. asked.
“ ‘Obviously, they’ve never been here,’ Grandmother said.”

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