Milo and Georgie by Bree GalbraithMilo and Georgie by Bree Galbraith

Milo and Georgie

byBree GalbraithIllustratorJosée Bisaillon

Hardcover | April 15, 2017

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When Milo’s family moves to a new city, he vows to officially retire from having fun. So he stays inside for days while his little sister, Georgie, yearns to explore the new neighborhood. Finally, Milo ties Georgie to the end of a ball of yarn so she can go out, on one condition: she has to come home when he tugs the string twice.

But one day, Georgie isn’t at the end of the string. Which means Milo might just have to step outside and discover everything he’s been missing. Charming, detailed artwork illustrates their vibrant new city in this heartwarming story about supporting each other, building community, adapting to change, and embracing new things.
BREE GALBRAITH holds a masters degree from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and is a current Phd Candidate at Simon Fraser University. She is also the author of Once Upon a Balloon (Orca, 2013), and lives in the heart of Vancouver, British Columbia with her two boys and the family dog. JOSÉE BISAILLON obtained a bachelor’s degr...
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Title:Milo and GeorgieFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 9.5 × 9 × 0.4 inPublished:April 15, 2017Publisher:Owlkids Books Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771471700

ISBN - 13:9781771471701

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from My Students Loved it! A great story for a kid who is sad about having to move to a new neighborhood.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from funny Funny story about people's task in food (gelato vs ice cream):)
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ice Cream vs Gelato Moving is hard! Having to pick up and move to new place where everything is unfamiliar and having to make new friends and possibly even have to share a room. Milo and Georgie by Bree Galbraith and illustrated by Josée Bisaillon is the story of a move that plunges poor Milo into the depths of despair. He's so upset in fact that he retires from fun. Enter little sister Georgie to save him from a life of boredom. She shows him that something new can be exciting if we just give it the chance. Galbraith weaves a charming story about change, sibling bonds, and making the best of a seemingly bad situation. Illustrated with vibrancy and movement it is sure to grab your little one's attention. If you are planning a move in the near future pick this one up for your new shelves. Published by Owlkids
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moving can be fun if you open up your heart to it Milo and Georgie's mom just got a new job. They all go out for ice cream to celebrate and she has breaking news... her job is in another city. Georgie is delighted with the announcement but Milo's heart melts. He retreats and vows: "I will never smile again, never laugh, and never eat ice cream." Oh my! In the following weeks Milo does all the "lasts" before leaving. He plays baseball for the last time, throws his last pitch, hits his last home run and weans himself from having fun forever. At their new home Milo stays inside refusing to go out and mopes about indoors his. His indifferent attitude is good with Georgie for a while but she starts to get antsy and longs to explore their new neighbourhood. She pleads with her big brother: "Please take me outside, Milo, I'll be super good." Milo finally grants his little sister her wish but with some restrictions. He ties Georgie to the end of a huge ball of yarn and she must agree to come home when he tugs the string twice. Weeks pass and Georgie sticks to the rules and everything is going great. On one especially hot summer day Milo gives a tug ... no Georgie... another tug... still no response. Milo takes it upon himself to leave his safe space and go out and hunt for his little sister. Whatever could have happened to her? Where could she be? This turn of events is a turning point in Milo's life. He steps outside into the unknown and discovers a whole new world of caring happy people who help him track down his beloved Georgie enabling him to smile once again and enjoy his life. This heartwarming story has whimsical detailed illustrations that truly enrich the book. The storyline promotes strong family ties, the importance of community, and how you cope with big changes in your life such as moving. New adventures can be exciting and fun if you open up your heart to them and embrace unfamiliar things and places around you. I highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2017-02-08

Editorial Reviews

"This is a wonderfully reassuring tale for children who have to face the prospect of a move, as sometimes new places can provide opportunities beyond one’s wildest expectations." - Resource Links