Book Cover Image of The Planet Of Junior Brown (2006) by Virginia Hamilton

The Planet Of Junior Brown (2006)
by Virginia Hamilton

Publication Date: May 01, 2006
List Price: $8.99
Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Young Adult
ISBN13: 9781416914105
Imprint: Aladdin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: KKR & Co. Inc.

Paperback Description:

This is a reprint of the original 1971 edition.

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.

  • 1972 1973 Mark Twain Awards - nomination
  • 1971 Horn Book fanfare book
  • 1972 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award - winner
  • 1972 Newbery Medal - honor
  • 1997 A film, adapted from the novel, was released

book cover The Planet Of Junior Brown (2006) by Virginia HamiltonBooks similiar to The Planet Of Junior Brown (2006) may be found in the categories below: