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Okay, the truth is it's been a while since I read The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, but I remember thinking it would be a great book to read on a beach somewhere. It starts out like a typical underdog-at-summer-camp story where the protagonist is having trouble fitting in with the other girls, but instead of winning over their stuck-up hearts or seeking sweet revenge, Margaret Rose finds a place where she can truly be herself for the summer. I wholeheartedly related to this character — which only the genius of Konigsburg could create — and highly recommend this book to any strong, arty, soul searcher.
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andlt;bandgt;I Prefer Not To....andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; That's Margaret Rose Kane's response to every activity she's asked to participate in at the summer camp to which she's been exiled while her parents are in Peru. So Margaret Rose is delighted when her beloved uncles rescue her from Camp Talequa, with its uptight camp director and cruel cabinmates, and bring her to stay with them at their wonderful house at 19 Schuyler Place.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; But Margaret Rose soon discovers that something is terribly wrong at 19 Schuyler Place. People in their newly gentrified neighborhood want to get rid of the three magnificent towers the uncles have spent forty-five years lovingly constructing of scrap metal and shards of glass and porcelain. Margaret Rose is outraged, and determined to strike a blow for art, for history, and for individuality...and no one is more surprised than Margaret Rose at the allies she finds for her mission.

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"Margaret, who played a supporting role in Silent to the Bone, here helps her uncles save their prized towers. In our Best Books citation, PW wrote, 'The author once again ably demonstrates how one young person can make a difference.' Ages 10-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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I Prefer Not To....

That's Margaret Rose Kane's response to every activity she's asked to participate in at the summer camp to which she's been exiled while her parents are in Peru. So Margaret Rose is delighted when her beloved uncles rescue her from Camp Talequa, with its uptight camp director and cruel cabinmates, and bring her to stay with them at their wonderful house at 19 Schuyler Place.

But Margaret Rose soon discovers that something is terribly wrong at 19 Schuyler Place. People in their newly gentrified neighborhood want to get rid of the three magnificent towers the uncles have spent forty-five years lovingly constructing of scrap metal and shards of glass and porcelain. Margaret Rose is outraged, and determined to strike a blow for art, for history, and for individuality...and no one is more surprised than Margaret Rose at the allies she finds for her mission.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;E.L. Konigsburgandlt;/Bandgt; is the only author to have won the Newbery Medal and be runner-up in the same year. In 1968, andlt;iandgt;From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweilerandlt;/iandgt; won the Newbery Medal and andlt;iandgt;Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabethandlt;/iandgt; was named a Newbery Honor Book. Almost thirty years later she won the Newbery Medal once again for andlt;iandgt;The View From Saturdayandlt;/iandgt;. She has also written and illustrated three picture books: andlt;iandgt;Samuel Toddand#8217;s Book of Great Colorsandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Samuel Toddand#8217;s Book of Great Inventionsandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Amy Elizabeth Explores Bloomingdaleand#8217;sandlt;/iandgt;. In 2000 she wrote andlt;iandgt;Silent to the Boneandlt;/iandgt;, which was named a andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, among many other honors.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;After completing her degree at Carnegie Mellon University, Ms. Konigsburg did graduate work in organic chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. For several years she taught science at a private girlsand#8217; school. When the third of her three children started kindergarten, she began to write. She now lives on the beach in North Florida.

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marcy_marshall, December 16, 2008 (view all comments by marcy_marshall)
The Outcasts Of 19 Schuyler Place was a very well written novel. I enjoyed the energy of the character, and she's sure to motivate someone, at least one person out there. Margaret has the humor and the emotion every main character needs in order to grasp their readers.
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karren266357, May 2, 2007 (view all comments by karren266357)
margret rose is a very good person and she gets upset when she finds out that they want to take down her uncles towers.now margret knows she has a mission and something is going wrong at 19 schuyler palce.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689866371
Author:
Konigsburg, E L
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Author:
Konigsburg, E. L.
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Individuality
Subject:
Social Situations - Values
Subject:
Uncles
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Social Issues - Values
Subject:
Camps
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
December 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c cvr
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in 7.14 oz
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 304 pages Aladdin Paperbacks - English 9780689866371 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Okay, the truth is it's been a while since I read The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, but I remember thinking it would be a great book to read on a beach somewhere. It starts out like a typical underdog-at-summer-camp story where the protagonist is having trouble fitting in with the other girls, but instead of winning over their stuck-up hearts or seeking sweet revenge, Margaret Rose finds a place where she can truly be herself for the summer. I wholeheartedly related to this character — which only the genius of Konigsburg could create — and highly recommend this book to any strong, arty, soul searcher.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Margaret, who played a supporting role in Silent to the Bone, here helps her uncles save their prized towers. In our Best Books citation, PW wrote, 'The author once again ably demonstrates how one young person can make a difference.' Ages 10-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , I Prefer Not To....

That's Margaret Rose Kane's response to every activity she's asked to participate in at the summer camp to which she's been exiled while her parents are in Peru. So Margaret Rose is delighted when her beloved uncles rescue her from Camp Talequa, with its uptight camp director and cruel cabinmates, and bring her to stay with them at their wonderful house at 19 Schuyler Place.

But Margaret Rose soon discovers that something is terribly wrong at 19 Schuyler Place. People in their newly gentrified neighborhood want to get rid of the three magnificent towers the uncles have spent forty-five years lovingly constructing of scrap metal and shards of glass and porcelain. Margaret Rose is outraged, and determined to strike a blow for art, for history, and for individuality...and no one is more surprised than Margaret Rose at the allies she finds for her mission.

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