M.C. Higgins, the Great


Author: Virginia Hamilton


HAMILTON, Virginia. M.C. Higgins, the Great. NY: Macmillan [1974]. 8vo, [viii] 280pp. Brown cloth stamped in white. Spine ends a bit rubbed, else a fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (minute wear to spine ends, no medal affixed). With a bookplate signed by the author, Newbery Medalist Virginia Hamilton.

First edition. 1975 Newbery Medal Winner and National Book Award Winner! Thirteen-year-old Mayo Cornelius (“M.C.”) Higgins likes to perch on top of a homemade forty-foot tower from where he can see both his family’s beloved house that is threatened by the strip-mining of the mountain behind it and in the opposite direction, the beautiful Ohio River Valley and the great world beyond. As M.C. encounters new arrivals to his intimate world, he find himself weighing whether to stay with the family and home he loves or set off into the world on his own.