M.C. Higgins, the Great (Paperback)

By Virginia Hamilton

Aladdin, 9781416914075, 288pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (4/1/2006)
Mass Market Paperback (4/30/1993)
Mass Market Paperback (10/31/1987)
Paperback (5/1/2003)
Prebound (4/1/2006)

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Description

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.


About the Author

The recipient of nearly every major award and honor in her field, including the 1992 Hans Christian Anderson Award, Virgina Hamilton was the first African-American woman to be awarded the Newbery Medal, for M.C. Higgins The Great. Renowned as a storyteller, anthologist and lecturer as well as a novelist, Ms. Hamilton makes her home in Yellow Springs, Ohio.


Praise For M.C. Higgins, the Great

Nikki Giovanni The New York Times Book Review Virginia Hamilton has joined the forces of hope with the forces of dreams to forge a powerful story.


The Boston Globe Many books are described as absorbing, but this one is, truly, from its very first paragraph.


Chicago Sun Times The style is haunting and musical, and the characters walk through the reader's mind long after the book is over.


Horn Book Magazine ...A memorable picture of a young boy's growing awareness of himself and his surroundings.


Booklist A unique experience for mature readers.


Kansas City Star You'll cheat yourself if you assume this one is only for children.