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Hamilton, Virginia 1934-2002

Overview
Works: 230 works in 1,136 publications in 9 languages and 78,757 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 )

37 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and held by 6,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge zwarte Amerikaan voelt zich gedwongen het veilige bestaan op een boerderij op te geven en de wijde wereld in te trekken
The house of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

78 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 4,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An African American family tries to unravel the secrets of their new home which was once a stop on the Underground Railroad
The people could fly : American Black folktales by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

42 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,938 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 3 languages and held by 3,193 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
In the beginning : creation stories from around the world by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and Arabic and held by 3,103 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
Sweet whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

28 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,097 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 )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2,807 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 )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 2,635 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 2,538 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 )

60 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,499 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 )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,362 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 people could fly : the picture book by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 2,039 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 )

19 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 1,851 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 1,828 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 girl who spun gold by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,738 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
The bells of Christmas by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

9 editions published between 1953 and 1997 in English and held by 1,721 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
Bruh Rabbit and the tar baby girl by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,649 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
Arilla Sun Down by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

25 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,480 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
Plain City by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,462 WorldCat member 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 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve 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 BrownIn the beginning : creation stories from around the worldSweet whispers, Brother RushHer stories : African American folktales, fairy tales, and true talesMany thousand gone : African Americans from slavery to freedomCousins
Alternative Names
Adoff Hamilton, Virginia 1936-2002

Adoff Virginia

Adoff, Virginia Esther, 1934-2002

Adoff, Virginia H. 1936-2002

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Hamilton, Virginia Esther 1934-2002

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Virginia Hamilton Amerikaans schrijfster (1934-2002)

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Virginia Hamilton auteur de livres pour enfants

Virginia Hamilton US-amerikanische Kinderbuchautorin

Virginia Hamilton writer of children's books

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

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