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The Planet of Junior Brown (edition 1971)

by Virginia Hamilton

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Member:timetorun
Title:The Planet of Junior Brown
Authors:Virginia Hamilton
Info:New York : Collier Books, 1986, c1971.
Collections:Read but unowned
Rating:****1/2
Tags:fiction, young adult, New York, New York City, African-American, homelessness, poverty

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Plodding prose, I'll-defined characters, and too much weirdness that never pays off. I honestly have no idea how this won an award. ( )
  JWarren42 | Oct 10, 2013 |
Junior Brown is a sheltered three hundred pound boy with quite an imagination and his friend Buddy Clark have been avoiding their 8th grade classroom all semester….they spend much of their time in a small cellar room behind a mysterious wall where the janitor had been building a mobile of the solar system. The boys become fasinated and skip out on class to hear the many stories Mr. Pool has to share. His guidance and wisdom fills the young boys heads with fantasy and hope...Then one day, when in their ‘hide-out’ they get caught… what comes next is a beautiful story of a true friendship.
  amspicer | Nov 24, 2009 |
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Junior Brown, an overprotected three-hundred pound musical prodigy who's prone to having fantasies, and Buddy Clark, a loner who lives by his wits because he has no family whatsoever, have been on the hook from their eighth-grade classroom all semester.

Most of the time they have been in the school building — in a secret cellar room behind a false wall, where Mr. Pool, the janitor, has made a model of the solar system. They have been pressing their luck for months...and then they are caught. As society — in the form of a zealous assistant principal — closes in on them, Junior's fantasies become more desperate, and Buddy draws on all his resources to ensure his friend's well-being.
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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.

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