Books by Carol Hughes

Carol Hughes learned all about great fantasy growing up in England. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters. The author lives in Los Angeles, CA.


THE PRINCESS AND THE UNICORN by Carol Hughes
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Possibly charming, certainly twee. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Very pink, definitely didactic—the lessons here always loom larger than the story—but still a rather sweet read withal. Read full book review >
DIRTY MAGIC by Carol Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"Eventually, he comes to understand that 'people are more important than things,' as the intrigue of this fantasy world affects both him and the reader. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Joe is a frustrated older brother with a sister who gets into everything, including his models and Monster Magazines. Read full book review >
TOOTS UNDERGROUND by Carol Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"The waspgnat makes a thoroughly nasty adversary, but its vanquishing is so contrived and long in coming that fans of Hughes's pageturner Jack Black and the Ship of Thieves (2000) will wonder if the same author wrote both. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Hughes fails to deliver on a promising premise in this thin sequel to Toots and the Upside-Down House (1997). Read full book review >
JACK BLACK AND THE SHIP OF THIEVES by Carol Hughes
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"But there's little of the imaginative flair that characterizes the novels this models: the science fantasies of Jules Verne and Philip Pullman. (Fiction. 11-13)"
With an airy disregard for internal logic or realistic detail, Hughes (Toots and the Upside-Down House, not reviewed) flogs an array of colorful characters and situations into a patched-together, whirlwind adventure featuring giant air- and ocean-going ships, dashing aeronauts of both sexes, an exploding island, treachery, (weak) comic relief, and a doughty lad at the center of it all. Read full book review >