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The Planet Of Junior Brown (2006)
by Virginia Hamilton

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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: CBS Corporation
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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




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