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Hamilton, Virginia 1934-2002

Overview
Works: 230 works in 1,169 publications in 9 languages and 79,872 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Bildungsromans  Detective and mystery fiction  Ghost stories  Biography  Fairy tales  Folk tales  History 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Recipient
Classifications: PZ7.H1828, FIC
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M.C. Higgins, the great by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

93 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 6,912 WorldCat member 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 )

78 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 4,598 WorldCat member 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 )

49 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,979 WorldCat member 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 )

51 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,244 WorldCat member 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 )

27 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fortælling om en 14-årig pige der kommer til bedre forståelse af problemerne i familien efter at have mødt sin døde onkels genfærd
In the beginning : creation stories from around the world by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 3,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of twenty-five myths from various parts of the world explaining the creation of the world.suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
Her stories : African American folktales, fairy tales, and true tales by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2,889 WorldCat member 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 )

19 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,676 WorldCat member 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 )

37 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerned that her grandmother may die, Cammy is unprepared for the accidental death of another relative
Zeely by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

61 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,541 WorldCat member 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 )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,394 WorldCat member 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 year is 1854. Anthony Burns, a Virginia slave, has escaped to Boston, but his freedom is short-lived. According to the Fugitive Slave Act, a runaway can be captured in any free state, and Burns is soon imprisoned. The antislavery forces in Massachusetts are outraged. Abolitionist lawyer Richard Dana steps forward to defend Burns free of charge, and the sensational trial brings massive riots and thousands of troops to the streets of Boston. At the center of it all, haunted by memories of his life as a slave and praying that his defenders will prevail, is Anthony Burns himself. This is the true story of his desperate fight for freedom
The people could fly : the picture book by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 2,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this retelling of a folktale, a group of slaves, unable to bare their pain, sadness and starvation any longer, calls upon the African magic that allow them to fly away
The mystery of Drear House : the conclusion of the Dies Drear chronicle by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 1,903 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 1,862 WorldCat member 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 bells of Christmas by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

9 editions published between 1953 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,743 WorldCat member 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 )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this African American retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin," 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 1,682 WorldCat member 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 )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,487 WorldCat member 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
Arilla Sun Down by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young girl, half black and half Indian, lives in a small town where her life revolves around family, school, and friends
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 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven trickster tales that show the migration of African culture to America via the West Indies
 
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The people could fly : American Black folktales
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The house of Dies DrearThe people could fly : American Black folktalesThe planet of Junior BrownSweet whispers, Brother RushIn the beginning : creation stories from around the worldHer stories : African American folktales, fairy tales, and true talesMany thousand gone : African Americans from slavery to freedomCousins
Alternative Names
Adoff Hamilton, Virginia 1936-2002

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Hamilton, Virginia A. 1936-2002

Hamilton, Virginia E. 1936-2002

Hamilton, Virginia Esther 1936-2002

Hamilton, Virginia (Virginia Esther), 1934-2002

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Virginia Hamilton writer of children's books

Гамильтон, Вирджиния

וירג'יניה המילטון

ویرجینیا همیلتون نویسنده آمریکایی

해밀턴, 버지니아 1934-2002

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ハミルトン, ヴァジニア

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