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Onion John

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2006

    onion john

    Onion John is about a little boy who learns a lot about growing up! In this book John learns quite a bit about himself and how to treat other people. John had a friend named Andy and Andy¿s dad made up a plan to try to change John. John was always a very happy person this made Andy and his father wonder about John. John loved onions, ¿John ate onions the way other people ate apples or pears.¿ I think that this book is great for elementary school age boys. However, any child would love this book. I classified this book into the realistic genre. Joseph Krumgold was the first author to receive the Newberry medal for excellence in American children's literature twice. He was born in New Jersey and became fascinated with the movies at a young age because his father operated movie theatres. Later on in his life he was hired by the United States Department of State to make a movie about Hispanic workers in rural America. He won the Newberry Medal for Uncle John in 1959. Krumgold, Joseph. Onion John. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1959.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2006

    An interesting story about friendship and helping others

    Onion John is an interesting story about the friendship of two very different people. It is also about how people view each other in terms of how we are expected to live. And when help is forced, unexpected things happen. I enjoyed reading this book.

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