Maggie and her terrible cursive are back…to help celebrate Beverly Cleary’s 99th birthday!
For decades, readers have enjoyed and related to precocious “Muggie” Maggie and her great resistance to learning cursive. Now, with a fresh look from Jacqueline Rogers (who has also illustrated the books about Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph S. Mouse), Maggie’s humorous trials and triumphs will attract a whole new generation of readers!
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 of 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 way to know for sure…so what’s Maggie going to do?