M.c. Higgins, the Great (Paperback) - Hamilton, Virginia

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A man who sits on his gleaming, 40-foot steel pole, towering over his home onSarah's Mountain, dreams of escape for himself and his family one day when hewitnesses two strangers making their way toward the mountain.

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9781416914075
SKU 31303442
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1416914072
Release Date 4/25/2006
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Virginia Hamilton
Virginia Hamilton's writing was deeply influenced by her family history. Her mother's side was descended from a fugitive slave named Levi Perry, and the extended families of both parents contained excellent storytellers. She majored in writing at Antioch College but left before graduating when an instructor encouraged her to test her writing skills in New York City. Living in New York, she attended the New School and extended one of her short stories into the novel ZEELY, which was published in 1967. Also during this time, she met and married poet and anthologist Arnold Adoff, who returned with her to her family farm in Ohio after living in New York for 15 years. In 1969 she received the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Allan Poe Award for THE HOUSE OF DIES DREAR. In 1975 she won the National Book Award and the Newbery Medal for M.C. HIGGINS THE GREAT--the first book ever to achieve both honors. She was honored with the Regina Medal in 1990 and with the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1992. In 1995 she received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her body of work. She died of breast cancer at the age of 65.
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First Line Mayo Cornelius Higgins raised his arms high to the sky and spread them wide. He glanced furtively around. It was alright. There was no one to see his greeting to the coming sunrise.
Editors Note 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 lie the wounds of strip mining, including a mountain of rubble that may one day fall and bury his home.M.C. dreams of escape for himself and his family. And, one day, atop his pole, he thinks he sees it -- two strangers are making their way toward Sarah's Mountain. One has the ability to make M.C.'s mother famous. And the other has the kind of freedom that M.C. has never even considered.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 10
Number of Pages 0271
Publisher Aladdin Paperbacks

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