M.C. Higgins, the Great
M.C. Higgins, the Great

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Annotation: As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-old M.C. is torn between trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love.
Catalog Number: #193326
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Publisher: Aladdin
Copyright Date: 1974
Edition Date: 2006
Pages: 271 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-416-91407-2 Perma-Bound: 0-8479-3032-7
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-416-91407-5 Perma-Bound: 978-0-8479-3032-6
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 92027919
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
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Horn Book
This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the award-winning book features a new introduction by the author.
Word Count: 69,544
Reading Level: 4.4
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.4 / points: 10.0 / quiz: 125 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:6.2 / points:16.0 / quiz:Q07182
Lexile: 560L
Guided Reading Level: X
Fountas & Pinnell: X

Discover this masterpiece from Virginia Hamilton that was the first book to win the Newberry, the National Book Award, and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award.

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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