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M.C. Higgins, the great

Virginia Hamilton

M.C. Higgins, the great

by Virginia Hamilton

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  • 18 Currently reading

Published by ABC-CLIO in Santa Barbara, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Large type books.,
  • Family life -- Fiction.,
  • Afro-Americans -- Fiction.,
  • Large type books.

  • About the Edition

    Summary, 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.

    Edition Notes

    StatementVirginia Hamilton.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPZ7.H1828
    The Physical Object
    Pagination302 p. (large print) ;
    Number of Pages302
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22170722M
    ISBN 101557360758

    The recipient of nearly every major award and honor in her field, including the Hans Christian Anderson Award, Virgina Hamilton was the first African-American woman to be awarded the Newbery Medal, for M.C. Higgins The ed as a storyteller, anthologist and lecturer as well as a novelist, Ms. Hamilton makes her home in Yellow Springs, Ohio. M.C. Higgins, the Great Summary. M.C. Higgins, the Great is a book about growing up, the period of changing from a child to an adult. In the space of a few days, M.C. Higgins learns about freedom, responsibility, and the strength of family ties. He falls in love but finds out that love is not always reciprocated, at least not as he wants it to be.

      In , M.C. Higgins, the Great earned Hamilton the National Book Award, the Newbery Medal (which she was the first African-American author to receive), and the BostonGlobe–Horn BookAward, three of the field’s most prestigious awards. Her book is the only book to receive three prestigious awards. In addition to the Newbery Award, it also received the Boston Gobe-Horn book Award and the National Book Award. M.C. (Mayo Cornelius) Higgins and his family are mountain dwellers who live a plain, rugged life /5(18).

    M.C. Higgins, the Great: An Instructional Guide for Literature supports instruction of the Newbery Medal and National Book Award-winning novel by Virginia Hamilton. Full of life lessons about growing up, this classic story will have students comparing and contrasting their own life experiences with those in the book as they complete rigorous, cross-curricular activities and lessons. : M. C. Higgins, the Great () by Hamilton, Virginia and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(K).


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M.C. Higgins, the great by Virginia Hamilton Download PDF EPUB FB2

M.C. Higgins is a year-old boy who lives on Sarahs Mountain in the Ohio River Valley. The mountain was named after his great grandmother, Sarah, a run-away slave. His family is deeply rooted on the mountain, despite the very limited economic opportunities and the looming threat of a mud slide from strip mining on Sarahs Mountain/5.

M.C. Higgins, the Great, thirteen, is the oldest child who watches over his siblings from the top of a foot pole, hunts with his hands, and rebelliously befriends a six Cited by: InM.C. Higgins, the Great earned Hamilton the National Book Award, the Newbery Medal (which she was the first African-American author to receive), and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, three of the field’s most prestigious awards.

She received the Hans Christian Andersen Award, M.C. Higgins highest international recognition bestowed on a /5(38). The recipient of nearly every major award and honor in her field, including the Hans Christian Anderson Award, Virgina Hamilton was the first African-American woman to be awarded the Newbery Medal, for M.C.

Higgins The ed as a storyteller, anthologist and lecturer as well as a novelist, Ms. Hamilton makes her home in Yellow Springs, Edition: Reprint. M.C. Higgins, the Great M.C. Higgins. 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.

In M. Higgins, the Great, the title character, a tall, athletic, thoughtful black teenager who lives in the Cumberland Mountains, must come to terms with conflicting allegiances, to his father.

Find books like M.C. Higgins, the Great from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked M.C. Higgins, M.C. Higgins Great also liked: Th.

(from M.C. Higgins, the Great) When M.C. Higgins climbed the foot steel pole near his house, he could see over the spiky treetops and far across the rolling emerald hills. There, on Sarah’s Mountain, with his face turned toward the sun and his arms spread.

Winner of a Newbery Medal, a National Book Award, named an ALA Notable Book, designated as a School Library Journal Best of the Best, and named one of the New York Times Outstanding Children's Books of the Year, this intense, complex, young adult novel has dazzled readers for over 20 n by celebrated author Virginia Hamilton, this is the story of M.C.

M.C. Higgins, the Great Introduction. Isolated mountain boy meets girl, loses girl, and decides to stay on the mountain. If you want the crux of M.C. Higgins, the Great, well, that's about it. But that doesn't nearly scratch the surface of what goes on in our main man M.C.'s.

M.C. Higgins, the Great - M.C. Higgins, the Great audiobook, by Virginia Hamilton “Two years ago bulldozers had come to make a cut at the top of Sarah’s Mountain.

They began uprooting trees and pushing subsoil in a huge pile to get at the coal. As the pile grew enormous, so had M.C.‘s fear of it. He had nightmares in which the heap came tumbling down. Over and over again, it 3/5. The recipient of nearly every major award and honor in her field, including the 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 /5(28). The book takes place over the course of a few days in the life of M.C.

Higgins, a boy living in the hills near the Ohio river. Over the course of these few days quite a bit happens.

At first I thought the book was going to be about strip mining and the loss of the beauty of the natural world, because that is what was focused on in the beginning/5(23). I like the book M.C. Higgins the Great, because it was kind of interesting.I say it's interesting, because of scared of the spoil heap and you know you be wanting to know whats going to happend what interest me was when M.C.

and the girl were like wrestling in the woods.I liked the story a whole lot, because it was different and full of guessing what's going to happened by: Winner of a Newbery Medal, a National Book Award, named an ALA Notable Book, designated as a School Library Journal Best of the Best, and named one of the New York Times Outstanding Children's Books of the Year, this intense, complex, young adult novel has dazzled readers for over 20 years.

Written by celebrated author Virginia Hamilton, this is the story of M.C. Higgins, a young boy who lives. Higgins, the Great Winner, National Book Awards for Children's Books. M.C. Higgins, the Great is a Newbery Medal-winning story about a young boy who is overcome with many challenges while living with his poor, African-American family on Sarahs Mountain.

M.C. Higgins must overcome the prejudice that surrounds his best friend with the help of a. InM.C. Higgins, the Great earned Hamilton the National Book Award, the Newbery Medal (which she was the first African-American author to receive), and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, three of the field’s most prestigious awards.

She received the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international recognition bestowed on a 5/5(1). Mayo Cornelius Higgins watches the activities on Sarah Mountain from a silver pole.

Strip mining is starting to encroach on the mountain. He dreams of moving away with his family, and two strangers walking up the mountain may prove to be their ticket out.

Explore classroom activities, puzzles, teacher resources and enrichment pdfs for this book. M.C. HIGGINS, THE GREAT: With Connections User Review - Kirkus.

Virginia Hamilton goes home again to the hill country, where Sarah's mountain has belonged to M.C.'s family ("and them to it") ever since an ancestor fleeing slavery settled there with her infant.1/5(1).

M.C. Higgins, the Great is a Newbery Medal-winning story about a young boy who is overcome with many challenges while living with his poor, African-American family on Sarah’s Mountain.

M.C. Higgins must overcome the prejudice that surrounds his best friend with the help of a. 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 : The Question and Answer section for M.

C. Higgins, the Great is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. M.C. Higgins, the Great The story begins in the early s in an isolated mountainous area near the Ohio River, where coal and steel are the major industries.