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Hamilton, Virginia 1934-2002

Overview
Works: 222 works in 1,029 publications in 10 languages and 81,121 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Biography  Ghost stories  Fairy tales  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Children's audiobooks 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Narrator, Recipient
Classifications: PZ7.H1828, FIC
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M.C. Higgins, the great by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

83 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 6,740 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 people could fly : American Black folktales by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

51 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 5,892 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 house of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

74 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 4,470 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
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 3,163 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
The planet of Junior Brown by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

49 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,140 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 )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,017 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2,893 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 )

17 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 2,712 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 )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,500 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 )

51 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,413 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 )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 2,275 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
When birds could talk & bats could sing : the adventures of Bruh Sparrow, Sis Wren, and their friends by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 1,928 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 )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 1,793 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 mystery of Drear House : the conclusion of the Dies Drear chronicle by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 1,779 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
The girl who spun gold by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Korean and held by 1,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this West Indian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story, Lit'mahn spins thread into gold cloth for the king's new bride
Plain City by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 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
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 1,425 WorldCat member 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 1,410 WorldCat member 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 1,384 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
Illusion and reality by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fiction writer uses language to create the illusion of reality. A work of fiction is an illusion of life in which characters attempt to transform basic reality by casting their desires and views upon it, thus creating internal conflict between elements of the real and the unreal. Characters must sort out through experiences that enable them to discover what truths finally exist. Every fiction has its own basic reality, through which the life of characters and their illusions are revealed, and from which past meaning often creeps into the setting. The task for any writer is to discover the "reality tone" of each work--the basis of truth upon which all variations on the whole language system are set. Tracking down the source of an idea and discovering the true components of a fiction are intriguing work, but they are work that is, in a sense, a sideline and after the fact, for it is not necessary to know the source of an idea in order to expand upon it. To get an idea and from it create a system of illusion that readers accept as reality is the most exciting prospect of all. (Hth)
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The people could fly : American Black folktales
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 (501)

Spanish (18)

German (13)

Chinese (12)

Japanese (11)

Italian (3)

French (1)

Swedish (1)

Arabic (1)

Korean (1)

Covers
The people could fly : American Black folktalesThe house of Dies DrearIn the beginning : creation stories from around the worldThe planet of Junior BrownSweet whispers, Brother RushHer stories : African American folktales, fairy tales, and true talesMany thousand gone : African Americans from slavery to freedomCousins