Muggie Maggie
Muggie Maggie
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Muggie Maggie

Written by Beverly Cleary & illustrated by Tracy Dockray
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
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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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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780380710874
    Publication Date
    April 14, 1990
    Page Count
    96
    Word Count
    5398
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    89038959
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    913520055
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0380710870
    Lexile® Level
    730L
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.5
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    1
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    429
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

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