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Hamilton, Virginia 1934-2002

Overview
Works: 209 works in 956 publications in 10 languages and 81,577 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Biography  Fairy tales  Folk tales  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Children's films  Motion pictures 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Narrator, Recipient
Classifications: PZ7.H1828, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Virginia Hamilton
Publications by Virginia Hamilton
Publications by Virginia Hamilton, published posthumously.
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M.C. Higgins, the great by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
77 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 6,821 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 is family away and fighting for their beloved home."
The people could fly : American Black folktales by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
53 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 5,900 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 house of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
63 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 4,523 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
In the beginning : creation stories from around the world by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
21 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and Arabic and held by 3,192 libraries worldwide
An illustrated collection of twenty-five myths from various parts of the world explaining the creation of the world
The planet of Junior Brown by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
48 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,182 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 )
21 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,057 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
Her stories : African American folktales, fairy tales, and true tales by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2,923 libraries worldwide
Collection of 19 folktales, legends, and true stories celebrating the heroic cunning, patience, and courage of African-American women and girls
Many thousand gone : African Americans from slavery to freedom by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 2,727 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
Cousins by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
27 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,566 libraries worldwide
Concerned that her grandmother may die, Cammy is unprepared for the accidental death of another relative
Zeely by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
49 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,440 libraries worldwide
Geeder'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 )
16 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 2,306 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
When birds could talk & bats could sing : the adventures of Bruh Sparrow, Sis Wren, and their friends by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 1,951 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 mystery of Drear House : the conclusion of the Dies Drear chronicle by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
19 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 1,822 libraries worldwide
A black family living in the house of long-dead abolitionist Dies Drear must decide what to do with his stupendous treasure, hidden for one hundred years in a cavern near their home
The bells of Christmas by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 1,818 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 1,782 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 1,720 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 )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,583 libraries worldwide
Grade level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, e, i, s
A ring of tricksters : animal tales from America, the West Indies, and Africa by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,440 libraries worldwide
Eleven trickster tales that show the migration of African culture to America via the West Indies
Drylongso by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 1,433 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
Arilla Sun Down by Virginia Hamilton( Book )
20 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,393 libraries worldwide
Young girl, half black and half Indian, lives in a small town where her life revolves around family, school, and friends
 
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Alternative Names
Adoff Hamilton, Virginia 1936-2002
Adoff, Virginia H. 1936-2002
Adoff, Virginia Hamilton
Adoff, Virginia Hamilton 1934-2002
Adolf, Virginia Hamilton
Adolf Virginia Hamilton 1936-2002
Hamilton Adoff, Virginia 1936-2002
Hamilton, Virginia 1934-2002
Hamilton, Virginia A. 1936-2002
Hamilton, Virginia E. 1936-2002
Hamilton, Virginia Esther 1936-2002
Hamilton, Virginia (Virginia Esther), 1934-2002
Virginia Hamilton Amerikaans schrijfster (1934-2002)
Virginia Hamilton amerikansk författare
Virginia Hamilton amerikansk skribent
Virginia Hamilton auteur de livres pour enfants
Virginia Hamilton US-amerikanische Kinderbuchautorin
Гамильтон, Вирджиния
וירג'יניה המילטון
ویرجینیا همیلتون نویسنده آمریکایی
해밀턴, 버지니아 1934-2002
ヴァージニア・ハミルトン
ハミルトン, ヴァジニア
Languages
English (470)
Spanish (17)
German (13)
Japanese (13)
Chinese (10)
Italian (3)
French (1)
Swedish (1)
Arabic (1)
Korean (1)
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