Neil Armstrong is my uncle: And Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me
A tender story about a tough-as-nails girl forced to take one small step towards understanding during the summer of 1969.
"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 knows it but me. In the entire town of Massapequa Park, only I can see him for what he really is. A phony."
Tamara Ann Simpson is determined to expose Muscle Man McGinty, a foster boy new to her neighborhood, for the liar that she knows he is. Muscle Man tells the other kids his uncle is Neil Armstrong and he even has the audacity to challenge the entire block to a kickball game. So, why is Tamara the only one who can see through this kid?
It's the summer of 1969 and things are changing in Tamara's little town of Massapequa, Long Island, and in the world. Perhaps Tamara can take one small step towards a bit of compassion and understanding.
Family problems -- Juvenile fiction
Foster children -- Juvenile fiction
Massapequa (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction
Teenage boys -- Juvenile fiction
Truthfulness and falsehood
Truthfulness and falsehood -- Juvenile fiction
Level 4.1, 4 Points
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|Grouping Title||neil armstrong is my uncle and other lies muscle man mcginty told me|
|Grouping Author||marino nan|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-17 22:59:17PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-18 01:19:50AM|
|available_at_school||Jones Paideia Magnet Elementary, Lockeland Elementary, Madison Middle|
|detailed_location_school||Jones Paideia Magnet Elementary - Kids Fiction, Lockeland Elementary - Kids Fiction, Madison Middle - Teen Fiction|
|display_description||Tamara dreams of the day when ten-year-old Muscle Man McGinty's constant lies catch up to him, but when an incredible event takes place in the summer of 1969, her outlook on life is altered in the most surprising way.|
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|owning_location_school||Jones Paideia Magnet Elementary, Lockeland Elementary, Madison Middle|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000336242|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Roaring Brook Press,|2009.|154 p. ; 21 cm., overdrive:7d9c3b5b-99bd-4935-b83b-848f554784cb|eBook|eBook||English|Roaring Brook Press|2009||
|subject_facet||Family problems -- Juvenile fiction, Foster children -- Juvenile fiction, Massapequa (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction, Realistic fiction, Teenage boys -- Juvenile fiction, Truthfulness and falsehood -- Juvenile fiction|
|title_display||Neil Armstrong is my uncle : & other lies Muscle Man McGinty told me|
|title_full||Neil Armstrong Is My Uncle And Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me, Neil Armstrong is my uncle : & other lies Muscle Man McGinty told me / Nan Marino|
|title_short||Neil Armstrong is my uncle :|
|title_sub||And Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me|
|topic_facet||Family problems, Foster children, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Realistic fiction, Teenage boys, Truthfulness and falsehood|