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The planet of Junior Brown.

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Published by Macmillan in New York .
Written in English


  • Friendship -- Fiction,
  • African Americans -- Fiction

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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.

Edition Notes

LC ClassificationsPZ7.H1828 Pl
The Physical Object
Pagination210 p.
Number of Pages210
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5759379M
LC Control Number71155264

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  Glazed in beige and black, the planet of Junior Brown was shaped in the soft, round contours of Junior Brown's own face. It was a stupendous mass in a brand new solar system, and it claimed a powerful hold on a green, spinning earth/5(9). Winner of the Newbery Honor, The Planet of Junior Brown is an extraordinary story of heroism, and survival, that will appeal to young and older readers alike. The only thing Junior Brown and Buddy Clark really have is the small solar system they had built in the hidden cellar room of the school.5/5(7). The Planet of Junior Brown Book Award, the Newbery Medal (which she was the first African-American author to receive), and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, three of the field’s most prestigious awards. She received the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international recognition bestowed on a writer of books for young readers /5(2). The Planet of Junior Brown. By Virginia Hamilton. Trade Paperback. LIST PRICE $ PRICE MAY VARY BY RETAILER. Buy from Us; Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! Plus, receive recommendations and exclusive offers on all of your favorite books and authors from Simon & Edition: Reprint.

The recipient of nearly every major award and honor in her field, including the Hans Christian Anderson Award, Virgina Hamilton was the first African-American woman to be awarded the Newbery Medal, for M.C. Higgins The ed as a storyteller, anthologist and lecturer as well as a novelist, Ms. Hamilton makes her home in Yellow Springs, Edition: Reprint. 7XDQTXEOH4DT Book \ The Planet of Junior Brown (Paperback) THE PLANET OF JUNIOR BROWN (PAPERBACK) Aladdin Paperbacks, United States, Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. x mm. Language: English. Brand New Book. Junior Brown, an overprotected three-hundred pound musical prodigy who s prone. For months, Junior Brown, an obese adolescent, has been meeting secretly with his friend Buddy, a street-wise homeless boy who lives in an abandoned building, and a former teacher, now janitor, Mr. Pool. In the basement of the school building, Mr. Pool has rigged up a model of the solar system that rotates, illuminated in the dark. National Book Foundation > Books > The Planet of Junior Brown. The Planet of Junior Brown Finalist, National Book Awards for Children's Books. ISBN Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Virginia Hamilton. More about this author > Get.

  Directed by Clement Virgo. With Martin Villafana, Lynn Whitfield, Rainbow Sun Francks, Clark Johnson. This is the story of an extremely obese, rather immature, yet very bright and talented young man, and of his world and the people in it mostly homeless young adults who refer to their lives and where they live as their individual "planets," and everyone else as "refugees."/10(). Advanced Search. Browse. FreeBookNotes found 5 sites with book summaries or analysis of The Planet of Junior Brown. If there is a The Planet of Junior Brown SparkNotes, Shmoop guide, or Cliff Notes, you can find a link to each study guide below. Herewith — Junior Brown, a pound musical prodigy who plays a silenced piano so as not to disturb his asthmatic, overprotective mother; Buddy Clark, his homeless friend and real protector, member of a city-wide network of Tomorrow Billys who care for needy street kids in underground planets; Mr. Pool, a compassionate teacher-turned-janitor who hides the boys for ten weeks in the school.