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M.C. Higgins, the Great
by Virginia Hamilton | Children's Books
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 8/8/2009
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by hyphen8): travelling


This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!

5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, August 08, 2009

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1975 Newbery Medal winner.

Don't know anything about this one, so I'll have to read it and find out! (But I do know that Virginia Hamilton writes good stuff.)

Here's another copy on my shelf. 


Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Thursday, August 13, 2009

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This story is about 13-year-old Mayo Cornelius Higgins growing up in the mountains of Ohio. But of course it's really about a lot of other things too: friendship and prejudice and superstition; hope and fear and difficult choices; and singing and swimming and a really big shiny pole sticking up out of the ground!

I'm glad I read it.

Reserved for spacedog's Newbery bookrings - round 6.

Ring order:

spacedog (MA)
knitwit (PA) (skipped)
tostle (UT)
elissamay (NY)
knitwit (PA; second try)

COMPLETE! 


Journal Entry 3 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (9/22/2009 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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M.C. is off to see the world as part of a Newbery book ring. Hope he has a good trip! 


Journal Entry 4 by spacedog from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, September 27, 2009

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got a couple of days ago. thanks. 


Journal Entry 5 by spacedog from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Friday, February 12, 2010

7 out of 10

finally finished. there's no doubt that this is an extremely sophisticated book for a newbery winner. unfortunately the writing is so mature that i find it hard to believe that any kid would be able to get through it. as an adult the book certainly has its moments, but although hamilton does a great job of defining the setting and characters, the emotional growth of the main character is somewhat crammed into the last chapters and doesn't have the intended weight. still, it's one of the more impressive wins even if i wasn't much of a fan of the book itself. 


Journal Entry 6 by tostle from Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Saturday, March 06, 2010

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I received this book! Thanks for sending it and thanks for sharing this Newberry Bookring! 


Journal Entry 7 by tostle from Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Saturday, May 15, 2010

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I must admit this was not my favorite book. I really struggled with it and have put it down several times to read other books...I am sorry to delay the ring! The one redeeming moment was when MC was with the Killburn family.
I am glad I read this book...I am especially glad I finally finished it!!!
I will be sending this off today!
Thanks for sharing and for including me in the Newberry bookrings! 


Journal Entry 8 by tostle at Brooklyn, New York USA on Saturday, May 15, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (5/15/2010 UTC) at Brooklyn, New York USA

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This book is off to elissamay! Happy travels! 


Journal Entry 9 by elissamay from Brooklyn, New York USA on Monday, May 24, 2010

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Received as part of spacedog's Newbery bookring. Thank you! 


Journal Entry 10 by elissamay at Brooklyn, New York USA on Friday, October 15, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (10/14/2010 UTC) at Brooklyn, New York USA

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Actually didn't really love this... there's something about Virginia Hamilton's novels (see The House of Dies Drear) that I find confusing and hard to follow, like she makes these large narrative leaps or doesn't quite give the reader enough information at the start. (Love her folklore, though, so... weird). Still, I was glad to cross another Newbery off my list. Doubling back one step in the book ring then on its way home. 


Journal Entry 11 by knitwit at Yardley, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, October 22, 2010

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Arrived safely on Wednesday. Thanks for giving me a second chance to read this. I shall get to it as quickly as I can. 


Journal Entry 12 by knitwit at Yardley, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, March 31, 2011

7 out of 10

Oh my goodness! I never journaled this one after I read it.

Not my favorite Newbery but I think it's a book that would be better if I were to read it a second time. Perhaps I rushed through since I've had for so long. I liked the detail and the language and I even liked the story although I found the timeline a bit improbable.

Finally heading home today.
 


Journal Entry 13 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, April 16, 2011

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This came home to me just in time to be put aside for the big give-away we're planning at the Hawaii Book and Music Festival next month. 


Journal Entry 14 by winghyphen8wing at Hawaii Book & Music Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (5/14/2011 UTC) at Hawaii Book & Music Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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