Georgia Rules is A 2018 Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year with Outstanding Merit. It is the story of a young girl named Magnolia Grace who grew up in Atlanta, GA, but suddenly finds herself far from everything she knew before, living in a tiny Vermont town on the maple farm left to her by her recently deceased father, Johnny Austin. When Maggie meets the Parker family ~ two moms plus six kids who are loud and boisterous and ask any question that comes to their minds ~ Maggie finally learns about the gentle artist who was her father, and begins to question why Mama kept her away from him for so long. Along her journey, Maggie discovers not only the secrets that kept them apart, but she learns where she truly belongs and how families are like patchwork quilts, made all the more beautiful by the different shapes and colors. When Maggie makes a decision about her future, Mama opposes until one snowy Christmas Eve when a strange man arrives who holds the key to everyone’s hearts.
If you enjoyed One for the Murphy’s and The Penderwicks, you’ll love Georgia Rules!
Cover Design by Dawn Cooper
ISBN 10: 0062374575