“Nan Marino may be a debut author, but she's obviously a born
storyteller. You will immediately feel at home with her characters, you'll
ache right along with them, and you won't be able to leave their stories
– Patricia Reilly Giff
About the Book
Neil Armstrong is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me
Roaring Brook Press
May 12, 2009
From the Book Jacket:
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.
Muscle Man McGinty can certainly tell some whoppers, but this time he's done the unthinkable. He bragged he can beat the entire block in a game of kickball! On Ramble Street, tough talk about kickball cannot be ignored.
For Tamara Ann Simpson this is great news. Now she'll finally be able to prove to everyone what a wormy little runt 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 man named Neil Armstrong to make history by taking the first step 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.
|Roaring Brook Press||Hardcover||ISBN 1596434996|
|Brilliance Audio||Audio CD||ISBN 1423393325|
|Brilliance Audio||MP3 - CD||ISBN 1423393341|
|Brilliance Audio||Lib. Audio||ISBN 1423393333|
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