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Friday, May 15, 2009

ARC Arrival: Neil Armstrong is My Uncle

Neil Armstrong is My Uncle & Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me by Nan Marino

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

I received this book from Roaring Book Press via Shelf Awareness.

Muscle Man McGinty is a squirrelly runt, a lying snake, and a pitiful excuse for a ten-year-old. The problem is that no one on Ramble Street knows it, but me.

Tamara Ann Simpson is tired of all the lies. And boy, oh boy, can Muscle Man McGinty tell some whoppers! When he does the unthinkable and challenges the entire block to a game of kickball, Tamara knows she's found her opportunity to prove to everyone what a wormy little liar Muscle Man really is. Of course things would be a lot easier if her best friend Kebsie Grobser were here to help her. . .

It's the summer of 1969 and the world is getting ready for a young man named Neil Armstrong to make history by walking on the moon. But change happens a bit more slowly in Massapequa Park, and it'll take one giant leap for Tamara to understand the likes of Muscle Man McGinty.

About the Author: Nan Marino grew up in Massapequa, New York, the same town as Jerry Seinfeld, the Baldwin brothers, and the musical group, The Stray Cats. While they were preparing for fame and fortune, Nan spent her childhood daydreaming in oak trees and on top of garage roofs. She did come down to earth for an occasional game of kickball. A librarian with degrees in library science and educational technology, Nan lives at the Jersey shore, with her husband and a very hyper dog. This is her first novel.

Neil Armstrong is My Uncle
Publication Date: May 2009
ISBN-13:978-1-59643-499-8
For ages 8-12
154 pages

1 comment:

LuAnn said...

How funny! This sounds like a great book.

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