Giovanni, Nikki. Review of M. C. Higgins, the Great. The New York Times Book Review, September 22, 1974, 8. Summarizes the plot in a breezy style and then settles down to an analysis of Hamilton’s appeal, which the reviewer attributes to her realism, her characterization, and her uniting “the forces of hope with the forces of dreams.” A brief but perceptive article.
Hamilton, Virginia. “The Mind of a Novel: The Heart of the Book.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 8 (Winter, 1983): 10-14. Discusses novels published after M. C. Higgins, the Great, emphasizing persistent themes in all of Hamilton’s...
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