Synopses & Reviews
No cursive for Maggie!
At first, Maggie is just feeling stubborn when she declares she won't learn cursive. What's so 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 decision, 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 of the letters that Mrs. Leeper sends to the office are in cursive, and Maggie thinks they are written about her. But there's only one way to know for sure . . . so what's Maggie going to do?
“Clearys 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
About the Author
Beverly Cleary's birthday, April 12th, is celebrated across the country on D.E.A.R. Day, with activities related to the Drop Everything and Read Program. One of the most popular and honored authors of all time, Beverly Cleary has won the Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw, and both Ramona Quimby, Age 8and Ramona and Her Fatherhave been named Newbery Honor Books. She makes her home in coastal California.