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Onion John

Onion John

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Published by Lutterworth Press in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, New York, Crowell, 1959.

Statementillustrated by Symeon Shimin.
The Physical Object
Pagination248p.,ill.,21cm
Number of Pages248
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19160958M

Let's read to see how that topic is developed throughout this book. Andy becomes friends with an elderly man, Onion John; however, when Andy's father tries to change Onion John's ways, the friendship is . Buy a cheap copy of Onion John (Newbery Award Seal) book. Free shipping over $

In this way, your whole family can discuss the same books and authors while still meeting grade-appropriate n by Newbery Winner Joseph Krumgold, Onion John tells the story of Little Leaguer Andy Rusch and his friend Onion John, a much older European immigrant.   Onion John is a weird, eccentric person, who is friends with year old Andy. He lives in a run down shack with no electricity. He is a well-known, accepted part of the community. Onion John is happy with his life until the townspeople, led by Andy’s father, insist on building him a new house.

Print book: Fiction: Juvenile audience: English: 1st Harper Trophy edView all editions and formats Summary: His friendship with the town odd-jobs man, Onion John, causes a . But I digress Back to Onion John, it’s an odd book, with awkward language, as it tries to emulate a year-old’s slang. It’s got unusual characters, and it’s dated, as it seems to be set pre-WWII. And yet, I think it works as a children’s book. I could certainly see it being used in a classroom.


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Onion John is a very uplifted book on believing and trusting written in a way does not mention anything about God to respect the most high. Using two very different cultural backgrounds for setting up a very realistic but attractive story of how a boy grows up to be a man/5(22).

'Onion John' is an extraordinary book, ostensibly about twelve-year-old Andy Rusch's friendship with the town eccentric and how that helps Andy and his father to work out the problems/5. Onion John didn't come out to watch the ball game, actually. Onion John book He came to go shopping in the garbage dump behind center field which is the position that I play.

The Serenity dump for John was the same as the supermarket is for most people/5(17). The book is full of positive examples, like early on when Andy, who is Onion John's primary friend, is encouraged by his coach and his father that trying your best is more important than winning.

Andy's father becomes the link between Onion John and adult society since he's quite open minded. Paperback. Condition: New. No Jacket. New paperback book copy of Onion John by Joseph Krumgold.

Onion John book Medal. Accelerated Reader AR Recommended for grades 7 through 9. From the Publisher: The story of a friendship between a 12 year old boy and an immigrant handyman, almost wrecked by the good intentions of the townspeople.

Onion John. by Joseph Krumgold. illustrated by Symeon Shimin. We'd love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase.

Select a Bookseller - Direct Link to Buy. Amazon; Apple Books; Audiobook; Audiobooks Now; B&N ; Book Passage ; Book People ; Books & Books ; Books Inc ; Books-A-Million ; Brookline. The friendship between Andy and the elderly Onion John--an immigrant handyman--becomes strained when Andy's father tries to change the old man's ways.

SAVE TO LIST Other Books You Might Like. Onion John () by Joseph Krumgold, Symeon Shimin. What would you like to know about this product. Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next : Paperback.

Exciting, suspenseful, and humorous, Onion John tells the story of a twelveyear-old boy, Andy Rusch, Jr., his father, and his adult friend Onion John. In exploring the development of Andy's relationship with his father, the novel develops themes of the awakening of self-awareness, and of the need to accept persons with very different perceptions and opinions about life.

Onion John by Joseph Krumgold is a funny, sad, and mysterious book (unless you flip to the end). It is about a man named Onion John, a poor, lonely immigrant who lives on top of Hessian Hill, and a boy named Andy who helps Onion John.5/5(5). Written by Newbery Winner Joseph Krumgold, Onion John tells the story of Little Leaguer Andy Rusch and his friend Onion John, a much older European immigrant.

Andy is the only person in the town of Serenity who can understand Onion John's unique way of talking, and he loves to listen to John's stories and superstitions. Onion John is a very uplifted book on believing and trusting written in a way does not mention anything about God to respect the most high.

Using two very different cultural backgrounds for setting up a very realistic but attractive story of how a boy grows up to be a man/5(20).

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

One of the distinguished books of our time The writing has dignity and strengthSchool Library Journal. Newbery Medal; ALA Notable Children's Books of Onion John Summary & Study Guide Exciting, suspenseful, and humorous, Onion John tells the story of a twelveyear-old boy, Andy Rusch, Jr., his father, and his adult friend Onion John.

In exploring the development of Andy's relationship with his father, the novel develops themes of the awakening of self-awareness, and of the need to accept persons with very different perceptions and opinions about life.

NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER - Onion John by Joseph Krumgold Age: 9 + Interests: father-son relationships, careers, superstition, tolerance, small town life Also by this author: And Now Miguel (another Newbery Medal winner), Henry 3, The Most Terrible Turk: A Story of Turkey, Sweeney's Adventure Harper & Row: pages, 20 chapters Twelve-year-old Andy.

About the Book. His friendship with the town odd-jobs man, Onion John, causes a conflict between Andy and his father.

Subjects. Newbery Medal, Fathers and sons, Fiction, Friendship, Juvenile fiction. Classifications. Library of Congress: PZ7.K On: Dewey [Fic] 9 editions. First off, let it be known that Onion John won the Newbery Medal, making its author the first to win twice (see and Now Miguel).

Set in a small New Jersey town called Serenity, the tale is told by young Andy Rusch who would like nothing better than to follow in his hardware storekeeper father s.

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The story of the friendship between a European immigrant named Onion John, so called because of his love of onions, and a young boy named Andy Rusch. The town of Serenity, led by Andy's father, decides to replace Onion John's hut with a new house, but things don't go according to plan.

What does Onion John need to do to continue to live as he sees fit. Father-and-son stories are often odd. Cormac McCarthy's The Road is odd, Marilynne Robinson's Gilead is odd, Daniel Wallace's Big Fish is odd. Joseph Krumgold's Onion John is also odd, as odd as the eccentric East European immigrant the book is named for, who lights fires, jumps in rivers, and mutters spells to cleanse the town of Serenity, New Jersey from evil spirits.

Onion John is about a normal 12 year-old boy in conflict with his father over his friendship with an unusual friend, Onion John. Onion John is a homeless man that doesn't speak English.

However, Onion John knows about nature, and meditation. The boy convinces the town to build Onion John a home, and the project brings the entire community together.4/5(6).In the genre of Huckleberry Finn comes this story of Andrew Rusch, Jr., a boy from Serenity U.S.A.

Andrew's rapport with Onion John, a derelict, springs from his childish ability to ""suspend disbelief"" and from his identification with the man as an outcast of adult society. Half-mad, Onion John's delusions are full of simple beneficence, a beneficence which, when implemented, somehow has.

Today’s generation of children will read Onion John and consider it a fairytale, yet when the novel was written init was contemporary realistic fiction.

It’s a sweet story of contrasts—growing up and meeting the future versus looking back and accepting the past/5.