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M.C. Higgins, the Great
MC Higgins the Great
Author: Virginia Hamilton
Winner of the Newbery Medal — Winner of the National Book Award — Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Fiction — An ALA Notable Book — Mayo Cornelius Higgins sits on his gleaming, forty-foot steel pole, towering over his home on Sarah's Mountain. Stretched before him are rolling hills and shady valleys. But behind him ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780590672979
ISBN-10: 0590672975
Publication Date: 1/1/1996
Pages: 278
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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beanymarie avatar reviewed M.C. Higgins, the Great on + 13 more book reviews
This book deserves high marks for its lyrical style, touching and relevant story and dynamic character conflicts.

In a nutshell, the story involves a coming of age for M.C.: there is conflict between old ways (e.g. superstitions/prejudices; regional culture vs. hopes for escape; father vs. son); there is a unique romantic subplot and an unusual, haunting friendship.

All in all, M.C. Higgins, the Great is a highly rewarding read for both adults and older kids.
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"This is one of those rare books which draws the reader in with the first paragraph and keeps him or her turning the pages until the end."- Publishers Weekly