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An eleven-year-old and her older twin brothers struggle to understand their supersensory powers.

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Justice and Her Brothers: The Justice Cycle (Book One)

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Overview

An eleven-year-old and her older twin brothers struggle to understand their supersensory powers.

An 11-year-old and her older twin brothers struggle to understand their supersensory powers.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Hamilton explores twinship and extrasensory forces in Book One of the Justice Cycle, which continues with Dustland and The Gathering. Ages 11-up. (Jan.)
Children's Literature - Rebecca Joseph
Justice Douglas has always felt left out; her older, identical twin brothers have incredibly strong links to each other. While Levi is caring, Thomas is mean and dangerous. When she discovers the bond between her brothers involves potentially lethal extrasensory forces, Justice joins with her brothers to battle these terribly strong forces and the siblings are transported to a mysterious future world. This interesting novel combines all too real family problems with the world of science fiction. 1998 (originally
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780380561193
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/1985
  • Series: Justice Cycle Series, #1
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Virginia Hamilton
Virginia Hamilton
Virginia Hamilton’s books, which combined African-American and Native American lore with contemporary stories and characters, are memorable not only for their inventiveness and rich characterizations, but also for their ability to evoke a wide variety of times, places, and historical figures.

Biography

A writer of prodigious gifts, Virginia Hamilton forged a new kind of juvenile fiction by twining African-American and Native American history and folklore with contemporary stories and plotlines.

With Hamilton's first novel, Zeely, the story of a young farm girl who fantasizes that a woman she knows is a Watusi queen, she set the bar high. The book won a American Library Association Notable Children's Book citation. Hamilton rose to her own challenge, and every new book she published enriched American literature to such a degree that in 1995 she was awarded the ALA's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for lifetime achievement.

Born in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and raised in an extended family of farmers and storytellers (her own father was a musician), Hamilton's work was inspired by her childhood experiences, family mythology, and Ohio River Valley homeland. In an article about the importance of libraries in children's lives, she credits her mother and the "story lady" at her childhood public library with opening her mind to the world of books.

Although she spent time in New York City working as a bookkeeper after college, and traveled widely in Africa and Europe, Hamilton spent most of her life in Yellow Springs, anchored by the language, geography, and culture of southern Ohio. In The House of Dies Drear, she arranged her story around the secrets of the Underground Railroad. In M. C. Higgins, the Great, winner of both a John Newbery Medal and a National Book Award, she chronicled the struggles of a family whose land, and life spirit, is threatened by strip mining. Publishers Weekly called the novel "one of those rare books which draws the reader in with the first paragraph and keeps him or her turning the page until the end."

In her series of folk-tale collections, including The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales, In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World, and Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales, Hamilton salvaged and burnished folk tales from cultures across the world for her stories; stories that suffused her fiction with its extraordinary blend of worldly and otherworldly events, enchantment, and modern reality. Virginia Hamilton died on February 19, 2002.

Good To Know

Hamilton's first research trip to a library was to find out more about her family's exotic chickens, which her mother called "rainbow layers," because of the many tints of the eggs they laid.

In 1995, Hamilton became the first children's writer to win a John D. and Catherine C. MacArthur "genius" grant.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      March 12, 1936
    2. Place of Birth:
      Yellow Springs, Ohio
    1. Date of Death:
      February 19, 2002
    2. Place of Death:
      Yellow Springs, Ohio
    1. Education:
      Attended Antioch College, Ohio State University, and the New School for Social Research
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2000

    Awsome

    The book Justice And Her Brothers was not bad. When I picked up I could not put it down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2002

    extrordinary

    i thought this waz a great book and it took u to a place that u would never believe!!! its the amazing tale between justice and her brothers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2000

    A REMARKABLE BOOK BY AN INTELLIGENT AUTHOR

    Hamilton is an excellent author and this is a great book. It is kind of hard to understand and it takes a person with a large imagination to get it. I totally recommend it. You will esp. love it if you like the Wrinkle In Time series by Madeleine L'Engle. I won't tell you what it is about 'cause I hate to give away things. So read it and find out!

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