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Hamilton, Virginia 1934-2002

Overview
Works: 237 works in 852 publications in 4 languages and 84,223 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery stories 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Editor, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Recipient
Classifications: PZ7.H1828, [FIC]
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Publications about Virginia Hamilton
Publications by Virginia Hamilton
Publications by Virginia Hamilton, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Virginia Hamilton
 
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Most widely held works by Virginia Hamilton
M.C. Higgins, the great by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
67 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 7,004 libraries worldwide
As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-old M.C. is torn between trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love
The house of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
69 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,956 libraries worldwide
An African American family tries to unravel the secrets of their new home in Ohio which was once an important station on the Underground Railroad
The people could fly : American Black folktales by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
22 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,961 libraries worldwide
Retold Afro-American folktales of animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and desire for freedom, born of the sorrow of the slaves, but passed on in hope
The planet of Junior Brown by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
40 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,456 libraries worldwide
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
Sweet whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,206 libraries worldwide
Fourteen-year-old Tree, resentful of her working mother who leaves her in charge of a retarded brother, encounters the ghost of her dead uncle and comes to a deeper understanding of her family's problems
In the beginning : creation stories from around the world by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 3,188 libraries worldwide
An illustrated collection of twenty-five myths from various parts of the world explaining the creation of the world
Her stories : African American folktales, fairy tales, and true tales by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2,922 libraries worldwide
Collection of 19 folktales, legends, and true stories celebrating the heroic cunning, patience, and courage of African-American women and girls
Cousins by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
17 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,789 libraries worldwide
Concerned that her grandmother may die, Cammy is unprepared for the accidental death of another relative
Many thousand gone : African Americans from slavery to freedom by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 2,767 libraries worldwide
Recounts the journey of Black slaves to freedom via the underground railroad, an extended group of people who helped fugitive slaves in many ways
Zeely by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
45 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,661 libraries worldwide
Greeder's summer at her uncle's farm is made special because of her friendship with a very tall, composed woman who raises hogs and who closely resembles the magazine photograph of a Watutsi queen
Anthony Burns : the defeat and triumph of a fugitive slave by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 2,498 libraries worldwide
A biography of the slave who escaped to Boston in 1854, was arrested at the instigation of his owner, and whose trial caused a furor between abolitionists and those determined to enforce the Fugitive Slave Acts
The mystery of Drear House : the conclusion of the Dies Drear chronicle by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,140 libraries worldwide
An African American family living in the Ohio house of nineteenth-century abolitionist Dies Drear must decide what to do with his stupendous treasure, hidden for one hundred years in a cavern near their home
When birds could talk & bats could sing : the adventures of Bruh Sparrow, Sis Wren, and their friends by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 1,981 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories, featuring sparrows, jays, buzzards, and bats, based on those African American tales originally written down by Martha Young on her father's plantation in Alabama after the Civil War
The people could fly : the picture book by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,934 libraries worldwide
In this retelling of a folktale, a group of slaves, unable to bear their sadness and starvation any longer, calls upon the African magic that allows them to fly away
The bells of Christmas by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 1,926 libraries worldwide
Twelve-year-old Jason describes the wonderful Christmas of 1890 that he and his family celebrate in their home in Springfield, Ohio
The girl who spun gold by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Korean and held by 1,783 libraries worldwide
In this West Indian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story, Lit'mahn spins thread into gold cloth for the king's new bride
Bruh Rabbit and the tar baby girl by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,725 libraries worldwide
In this retelling, using Gullah speech, of a familiar story the wily Brer Rabbit outwits Brer Fox who has set out to trap him
Plain City by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
15 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 1,673 libraries worldwide
Twelve-year-old Buhlaire, a "mixed" child who feels out of place in her community, struggles to unearth her past and her family history as she gradually discovers more and more about her long-missing father
Drylongso by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 1,509 libraries worldwide
As a great wall of dust moves across their drought-stricken farm, a family's distress is relieved by a young man called Drylongso, who literally blows into their lives with the storm
Bluish : a novel by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,493 libraries worldwide
Ten-year-old Dreenie feels both intrigued and frightened when she thinks about the girl nicknamed Bluish, whose leukemia is making her pale and causing her to use a wheelchair
 
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Alternative Names
Adoff Hamilton, Virginia 1936-
Adoff, Virginia H. 1936-
Adoff, Virginia Hamilton
Adoff, Virginia Hamilton, 1934-2002
Adolf, Virginia Hamilton
Hamilton Adoff, Virginia 1936-
Hamilton, Virginia A. 1936-
Hamilton, Virginia E. 1936-
Hamilton, Virginia E., 1936-2002
Hamilton, Virginia Esther 1936-
Hamilton, Virginia (Virginia Esther), 1934-2002
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Languages
English (416)
Spanish (5)
Korean (1)
French (1)
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