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The Planet of Junior Brown Hamilton, Virginia                       1 of 1
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1416914102
ISBN-13: 9781416914105
Sku: 31303443
Publish Date: 4/25/2006
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 8.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  210
Age Range:  14 to College
 
A Newbery Honor Book. "Two black eighth-grade boys in New York--one a neurotic, obese, musical prodigy, the other a homeless, tough-minded child of the streets--are the protagonists in an extraordinary story of heroism and survival and the interdependence of human beings".--ALA Notable Children's Books Committee.Ages 8-12.
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Already a leader in New York's underground world of homeless children, Buddy Clark takes on the responsibility of protecting the overweight, emotionally disturbed friend with whom he has been playing hooky from eighth grade all semester. A Newbery Honor Book & ALA Notable Book. Reissue.
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Eighth grader and musical prodigy Junior Brown has plenty of problems. His mother is sickly, nervous and overprotective. His father has left the family and rarely returns to visit. His music teacher gets stranger each day and no longer allows Junior to play or even see the piano in her apartment. Will Junior's friends Mr. Pool (the school janitor) and Buddy Clark (a streetwise orphan) be able to help him gain some control over his life? A 1972 Newbery Honor Book.
Author Bio
Virginia Hamilton
Virginia Hamilton's writing was deeply influenced by her family history. Her mother's side was descended from a fugitive slave named Levi Perry, and the extended families of both parents contained excellent storytellers. She majored in writing at Antioch College but left before graduating when an instructor encouraged her to test her writing skills in New York City. Living in New York, she attended the New School and extended one of her short stories into the novel ZEELY, which was published in 1967. Also during this time, she met and married poet and anthologist Arnold Adoff, who returned with her to her family farm in Ohio after living in New York for 15 years. In 1969 she received the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Allan Poe Award for THE HOUSE OF DIES DREAR. In 1975 she won the National Book Award and the Newbery Medal for M.C. HIGGINS THE GREAT--the first book ever to achieve both honors. She was honored with the Regina Medal in 1990 and with the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1992. In 1995 she received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her body of work. She died of breast cancer at the age of 65.

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"It takes an artist to produce a book with such a haunting tenderness and unforgettable characters."

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0210
Product attributePublisher:   Aladdin Paperbacks
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