Onion John

Paperback | April 4, 1984

byJoseph Krumgold

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The story of a friendship between a 12-year-old boy and an immigrant handyman, almost wrecked by the good intentions of the townspeople.

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Racism rears its ugly head in the strangest of places. This book, winner of the 1960 Newbery Medal, is the story of a friendship between a 12-year-old boy and an immigrant handyman that was almost wrecked by the good intentions of the townspeople. Both young and old readers will enjoy the moral lessons taught in this book.

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The story of a friendship between a 12-year-old boy and an immigrant handyman, almost wrecked by the good intentions of the townspeople.

Joseph Krumgold received the Newbery Medal for ...And Now Miguel. One of the few people to receive the medal twice, he was subsequently awarded it for his novel Onion John,also available in a Harper Trophy edition.

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Paperback|Apr 4 1984

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.51 inPublished:April 4, 1984Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064401448

ISBN - 13:9780064401449

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Racism rears its ugly head in the strangest of places. This book, winner of the 1960 Newbery Medal, is the story of a friendship between a 12-year-old boy and an immigrant handyman that was almost wrecked by the good intentions of the townspeople. Both young and old readers will enjoy the moral lessons taught in this book.

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"[A] penetrating picture of a boy growing up. . . . The book has a lingering effect on the reader." (H.)