Muggie Maggie

by Beverly Cleary

On Sale: 04/14/2015

Muggie Maggie

by Beverly Cleary

illustrated by Tracy Dockray

On Sale: 04/14/2015

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Garden State Children's Book Award (New Jersey)

IRA/CBC Children's Choice

About the Book

In this humorous and relatable novel from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, a girl must overcome her rebellious attitude toward learning cursive. 

At first, Maggie is just feeling plain stubborn when she declares she won't learn cursive. What's wrong with print, anyway? And she can easily type on a computer, so why would she need to know how to read those squiggly lines? But soon all her classmates are buzzing about Maggie's refusal to learn, especially after her teacher, Mrs. Leeper, says Maggie's cursive is so sloppy that her name looks like "Muggie."

With "Muggie Maggie" ringing in her ears, Maggie absolutely, positively won't back down...until she's appointed class mail messenger. All the letters that Mrs. Leeper sends to the office are in cursive, and Maggie thinks they are written about her. But there's only way to know for sure...so what's Maggie going to do?

For generations, Beverly Cleary has captivated readers of all ages with beloved characters such as Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, Ribsy, and Ralph S. Mouse. Muggie Maggie follows suit with what School Library Journal calls "a likable, funny heroine whom readers will want to know."

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Critical Praise

“Cleary’s usual perception and understanding of children, her ability to appeal to readers on several levels, and her humor are as enjoyable as ever.” - The Horn Book

“Clever and believable. Everything in this book rings true, and Cleary has created a likeable, funny heroine about whome readers will want to know more.” - School Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780380710874
  • ISBN 10: 0380710870
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 04/14/2015
  • Pages: 96
  • List Price:9.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education

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