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M.C. Higgins, the Great

HAMILTON, Virginia

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ISBN 10: 0241892147 / ISBN 13: 9780241892145
Editorial: Hamish Hamilton, London, 1975
Usado Condición: Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Winner of the 1974 Newbery Medal. Mayo Cornelius Higgins dreams of escape and a better life for his family. vg ex library: vg dj, (price clipped), part of small library label on lower spine, replica of Newbery Medal on front, sticky tape marks on reverse & boards, lower front corner slightly bumped, flyleaves removed, 2 small library stamps, vg. tall 8vo, 217pp.). N° de ref. de la librería 06A50

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Título: M.C. Higgins, the Great

Editorial: Hamish Hamilton, London

Año de publicación: 1975

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: First UK.

Tipo de libro: Ex-Library

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M.C. Higgins dreams of saving his family's home from strip miners. It is not until two strangers enter his life that he learns the answer to his dreams lies in coming to terms with his family heritage and his own identity. A Newbery Medal Book.

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From a perch on his 40-foot pole (a gift from his father for swimming across the Ohio River), M.C. likes to slide his hand over the rolling mountains, smooth out the sky, and fluff up the trees to the south of Sarah's Mountain. To the north, though, no amount of pretending can make the whine of bulldozers and deep gashes in the mountain disappear. Ever since M.C.'s great-grandmother Sarah came here as a runaway slave, Sarah's Mountain has been home to the Higgins family. But now their home is threatened by the strip-mining that has left a giant slag heap perched precariously above their house. Will the two strangers who appear in the hills help M.C. save his family?

Reissued in celebration of its 25th anniversary, M.C. Higgins the Great has a power that runs deeper than the coal seam snaking through M.C.'s mountain. The intensity of family bonds, the depth of rural superstition, and the grim tragedy of environmental destruction weave together in a story that is as complex as it is beautiful. Not surprisingly, Virginia Hamilton, who has won every major award given to authors, received the Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for this excellent novel. (Ages 13 and older) --Emilie Coulter

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