The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place

The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place

by E. L. Konigsburg
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Overview

The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E. L. Konigsburg

E.L. Konigsburg revisits the town of Epiphany to tell the story of Margaret Rose Kane, Connor's older half-sister. It's about the summer when Margaret Rose turned twelve--the same year that Cabbage Patch dolls were popular, that Sally Ride became the first woman to go into space, that El Nino turned the world upside-down. Margaret Rose begins her summer with a miserable experience at camp, from which she's rescued by her beloved, eccentric uncles. Little does she know that her uncles, in turn, need rescuing themselves--from a tyrannical city council determined to tear down her uncles' life work--three spectacularly beautiful towers that her uncles have been building since before Margaret was a baby. A rousing book about intelligence, art, and the fierce preservation of individuality, from EL Konigsburg.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442439719
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 06/28/2011
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,049,479
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

E.L. Konigsburg is the only author to have won the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor in the same year. In 1968, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler won the Newbery Medal and Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth was named a Newbery Honor Book. Almost thirty years later she won the Newbery Medal once again for The View from Saturday. Among her other acclaimed books are Silent to the Bone, The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, and The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World.

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The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A girl in my class read it and she made it sound really good. I really want to read it!
Honya More than 1 year ago
I got this book quite a while ago, and just recently got around to finishing it. It held my attention quite well at the beginning, but after that the interest level just... fizzed. The theme was great. The ending was a bit flat, but it was realistic. The writing style was amusing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this book for free over the summer, at Barnes & Noble, and I put it on the top of my TV and forgot about it. On my way out of the door one morning, I grabbed it at the last minute, because I knew I'd want to read in the car. The minute I opened the book, I was drawn in. I wanted to know what happened next. I wanted to pat Margaret Rose on the back. I wanted to squeeze the juice out of the mean girls at camp. I had so many reactions. I found myself wanting Margaret and Jake to get closer, even though I knew it was impossible. Read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a super good book. I advise you to read it
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¿I prefer not to¿ those are the words of Margaret Rose Kane she says them every time she is asked to do a summer camp activity. Actually she doesn¿t really want to be at this summer camp at all but she is forced to while her parents are in Peru. The summer camp experience would not last for long though as her uncles come and rescue her from the apprehensive camp director and the cruel cabin mates. They bring her back to there exquisite house at 19 Schuyler Place. This story takes place in the year of 1983 when many things happen. For example Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space but in the town of Epiphany something even more exciting is happening! As you know the main character in this book is Margaret Rose Kane also she is the one who is telling the story. Some other main characters are her uncles Alexander Rose and Morris Rose. Also there is the camp director the very strict Mrs. Kaplan and her son Jake Kaplan who isn¿t as bad as his mother and actually helps Margaret. Some final important characters are Margaret¿s cabin mates, Peter Vanderwaal, and Loretta Bevilaqua all of these people also help Margaret. When you read this book you will instantly get hooked. After Margaret gets home from her awful camp experience she learns why her uncles did really want here to stay with them. In the uncles back yard they have everything from peppers to roses but most of all 3 amazing towers that the uncles have been building for the past 45 years. The towers were made of steel and they were built like a network of ribs and they cast more light than shadow almost like a spider web. All of the towers also had rungs on them, from each rung hung thousands of chips of glass and shards from porcelain and the inner workings of old clocks. They were of all different colors and different sizes making each and every one of them unique. Margaret is appalled to find out that the city has demanded that the tower must come down because they are not safe and could fall in something like a wind storm and damage property. Margaret is astonished by this and tries to do everything it takes to save the towers even if she needs a little help. This book had many good scenes and in my personal opinion was one of the greatest books I have ever read. It could go into a little more detail though. Also in the very end of the book I think it should have explained a little more about what she was doing. This book could definitely have a sequel. All in all this is a must read book for any age. It¿s a great book that keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time you¿re reading it. I would recommend this book to anybody because it is an all around book that anybody would enjoy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is so good
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is cool. If you are the artsy type, you'll enjoy it very much. It's nice.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book was one of the best books that i have every read. It is a funny appropriete book that is for good readers that are good at reading because it is very hard to read. This story could use alittle bit more action , but other than that is is a really good book to read if you are atleast 10 or over.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book did not keep me interested and left me disapointed. The story is too slow and goes on with little things that did not necceserly had to be included. I did not like this book at the least bit. It made no sense and i became frustrated.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the best book ive ever read. i must have read it at least 5 times, and i often find myself reading funny parts of it out loud to my friends and family. no more needs to be said.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a year since I read this book, and I still consider THE OUTCASTS OF 19 SCHUYLER PLACE great! The history of the towers is wonderful. Margaret Rose Kane is one of my ideal kids. I enjoyed SILENT TO THE BONE so much more when I reread it after reading OUTCASTS. Then I read OUTCASTS again. Then I read SILENT again. Turn and turn, maybe forever.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much that I just couldn't put it down and read it for two straight hours. Margaret reminds me of me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best books that I have EVER read! Awesome charictors, A great plot and amazing descriptions, I highly recomend this to anyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
E. L. Konigsburg's follow-up to the critically-acclaimed (and young reader loved) Silent to the Bone tells us the story of Margaret Rose Kane, Connor's half-sister, both of whom were major characters in the first novel. The first book was very cutting-edge and, like most of Konigsburg's work, had a voice all its own. This offering has neither the bite nor the soul of the first book. The characters are flat and the novel seems to set up a lot of potential plots which are much more interesting than the actual plot in which Margaret attempts to save her uncles' work of art: towers of glass which they have been adding to for many years. Oddly, no reference is made to the Watts Towers in all of the research Margaret and her adult friends do to save the towers. My students and I have always marvelled at Konigsburg's ability to have a completely different 'voice' with each of her novels. This particular book, however, is doomed to sit alongside some of her less-popular titles and I don't think anyone will miss it if it goes out of print. If you're a Kongisburg fan, try it anyway. If not...skip this one. She has better offerings.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book sings! You will be able to hear songs of true courage, friendship, and hope. I highly recommend it for people of all ages who love words and marvels. I was enthralled by every character and every page. E.L. Konigsburg is one of the greatest writers on this planet, no doubt for her perfect language and ability to touch your heart and mind. A real gem.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One word: beautiful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 6th grade? Ha, 5 years ago. And I just now remembered the title + the author! Indeed, it was hard to follow but the ending was great and sweet. The ending used to reflect the cover 'pink rose'.