The Planet of Junior Brown
By Virginia Hamilton
Current Publisher: Aladdin Books (Simon & Schuster)
Digital Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media
Reading Level: Ages 8 & Up
Children’s Books Finalists That Year:
- Jan Adkins for The Art and Industry of Sandcastles
- John Donovan for Wild in the World
- Virginia Hamilton for The Planet of Junior Brown
- June Jordan for His Own Where
- Ursula K. Le Guin for The Tombs of Atuan
- Robert C. O’Brien for Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
- Cheli Duran Ryan for Hildilid’s Night
- Marilyn Sachs for The Bears’ House
- William Steig for Amos & Boris
- Clyde Watson for Father Fox’s Pennyrhymes
Children’s Books Winner That Year: Donald Barthelme for The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine or The Hithering Thithering Djinn
Judges That Year: Paul Heins, Lore Segal, Jean Stafford
The Year in Literature: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O’Brien won the Newbery Medal.
- Virginia Hamilton was also a Finalist in 1983 for Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush. She won the National Book Award for Children’s Books in 1975 for M.C. Higgins the Great.
- Over the course of her career, Hamilton was awarded the Coretta-Scott King Award, the Boston-Globe Horn Award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and many others.
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