By Beverly Cleary
In this funny and relatable novel from Newbery Medal-winning writer Beverly Cleary, a lady needs to triumph over her rebellious perspective towards studying cursive.
At first, Maggie is simply feeling obdurate while she broadcasts she will not study cursive. what is wrong with print, besides? and she or he can simply sort on a working laptop or computer, so why might she want to know the right way to learn these squiggly traces? yet quickly all her classmates are humming approximately Maggie's selection, specially after her instructor, Mrs. Leeper, says Maggie's cursive is so sloppy that her identify seems like "Muggie."
With "Muggie Maggie" ringing in her ears, Maggie totally, certainly will not again down...until she's appointed type mail messenger. all of the letters that Mrs. Leeper sends to the workplace are in cursive, and Maggie thinks they're written approximately her. yet there is in simple terms solution to be aware of for sure...so what is Maggie going to do?
For generations, Beverly Cleary has captivated readers of every age with cherished characters comparable to Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, Ribsy, and Ralph S. Mouse. Muggie Maggie follows go well with with what School Library Journal calls "a likable, humorous heroine whom readers may want to know."
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What are we going to do with you? ” “I’ll inspire you, younger lady,” acknowledged Mr. Schultz. “No extra laptop for you. You remain strictly clear of it. ” Mrs. Schultz had extra to assert. “Tomorrow, Maggie is to work out the college psychologist. ” She regarded frightened, Mr. Schultz seemed grim, and Maggie was once worried. A psychologist sounded frightening. Kisser understood. He licked Maggie’s hand to make her consider greater. because it became out, Maggie enjoyed the psychologist, who talked in a quiet voice and allow her play with a few toys whereas he requested light questions on her family members, her puppy, her teachers—nothing very important. He requested approximately her instances tables, and nearly as an afterthought, he inquired, “How do you love cursive writing? ” “Okay,” spoke back Maggie, simply because he was once a grown-up. a number of days later, Maggie’s mom acknowledged, “The university psychologist wrote us a letter. ” Maggie’s emotions have been damage. He had appeared like this sort of great guy. She had discovered to be suspicious of letters from college. This was once no longer the 1st. Mrs. Schultz persisted. “He says it is going to be attention-grabbing to work out how lengthy it is going to take you in deciding to jot down cursive. ” “Oh,” stated Maggie. “How lengthy do you're thinking that can be? ” requested Mrs. Schultz. “Maybe forever,” stated Maggie, starting to want she had by no means begun the whole lot. bankruptcy four Maggie had grown uninterested in no longer writing cursive, yet through now the total 3rd grade was once drawn to her riot. on a daily basis, they watched to work out no matter if she gave in. Her pals referred to it at lunchtime. within the corridor, she overheard a fourth grader say, “There is going that lady who won’t write cursive. ” many of us proposal she was once courageous; others idea she used to be performing silly. evidently, Maggie couldn't back off now. She needed to shield her satisfaction. Courtney and Kelly, top neighbors who sat contrary each other, didn't approve of Maggie. Courtney acknowledged, “Only first and moment graders print. ” Kelly stated, “I imagine you're appearing dumb, Maggie. ” Jo Ann whispered from the following desk. “If you're having difficulty, perhaps i will be able to assist you on Saturday. ” “I’m now not having trouble,” Maggie whispered again. “I simply don’t are looking to do it. ” Then she fearful. What if others proposal proficient and gifted Maggie couldn’t write cursive if she desired to? Mrs. Leeper passed out person papers with every one person’s identify, first and final, written in excellent cursive on the best. “Today we perform our signatures,” she stated, and he or she checked out Maggie. “Even if we write letters on pcs, we needs to signal them in our personal handwriting. ” Maggie studied her smartly written identify. If she wrote “Maggie Schultz” and never one letter extra, might this be giving in? probably not, she made up our minds, no longer if she wrote like a grown-up. whereas Kirby—a boy who constantly did what he used to be advised, extra or less—gripped his pencil, urgent down so difficult he broke the purpose and needed to visit the pencil sharpener, and Courtney and Kelly wrote with pencils whispering daintily throughout their papers, Maggie wrote her identify the best way her father wrote his: at the subsequent line, she wrote together with her left hand, which was once tough: Kirby labored so challenging that he wanted a leisure.