Books by Barbara Dugan

GOOD-BYE, HELLO by Barbara Dugan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Still, the impending loss of a cherished grandmother provides for a tenderly satisfying conclusion when Bobbie finds that the passion and verve she has always brought to life also serve her well in the face of death. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sixth-grader Roberta Callahan, narrator of Dugan's first novel, runs on inexhaustible energy and imagination even though she's having a bad year. ``Bobbie'' must face the daunting Sister Alice without the support of her best friend, who has moved away; and her unconventional grandmother, who has been her soulmate and partner-in-crime, is in failing health. Read full book review >
LEAVING HOME WITH A PICKLE JAR by Barbara Dugan
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Still, unusually perceptive, well-told, and likable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The author of Loop the Loop (1992, ALA Notable) tells another story remarkable for its sensitivity and deft interweaving of themes. Read full book review >
LOOP THE LOOP by Barbara Dugan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 1992

"A frequent theme, treated with unusual insight and imagination. (Young reader. 5-10)"
Illustrator Stevenson takes to wheels twice this month: in his own book about babies (below) and, here, in Dugan's fine debut—the story of a friendship between a little girl and a feisty but increasingly forgetful neighbor in a wheelchair. Mrs. Simpson invites Anne to tea and shows her some terrific yo-yo tricks. Read full book review >