The Planet of Junior Brown
Virginia Hamilton (A) and Diane Dillon and Leo Dillon (ILT)
List Price: $6.99 (Paperback - Teen Fiction / Friendship / Drama - 2006)
Description; Junior Brown, an overprotected three-hundred pound musical prodigy who prone to having fantasies, and Buddy Clark, a loner who lives by his wits because he has no family whatsoever, have been on the hook from their eighth-grade classroom all semester. Most of the time they have been in the school building -- in a secret cellar room behind a false wall, where Mr. Pool, the janitor, has made a model of the solar system. They have been pressing their luck for months...and then they are caught. As society -- in the form of a zealous assistant principal -- closes in on them, Junior fantasies become more desperate, and Buddy draws on all his resources to ensure his friend well-being. (224 pgs) Ages 8-12
Ashay says, "What a great story. I love the characters. I think kids will enjoy it too. I saw the movie with Lynne Whitfield and I was so impressed with the realness and honesty of the content. Excellent and Award Winning Book ... Must have for the library and classroom!"
Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces