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Neil Armstrong is my uncle: And Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me

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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.

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Grouping Title neil armstrong is my uncle and other lies muscle man mcginty told me
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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