Books by Dean Hughes

FOUR-FOUR-TWO by Dean Hughes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Nuanced and riveting in equal parts. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
The story of two young Japanese-American men who enlist in the 442nd Regiment, a segregated unit of Japanese-American soldiers and white officers that fought in the European Theater. Read full book review >
MISSING IN ACTION by Dean Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2010

"Subtle and engaging. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Jay's dad has been declared Missing in Action in the Pacific during World War II, so he and his mom have moved from Salt Lake City to small-town Utah, where his mother's family lives. Read full book review >
SEARCH AND DESTROY by Dean Hughes
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"2005). (note on sources) (Fiction. 12+)"
SOLDIER BOYS by Dean Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Still, there is enough here to sustain the interest of young readers interested in WWII. (Fiction. 10-14)"
World War II has begun and, against his parents' wishes, Spencer Morgan enlists and finds himself at Fort Benning, Georgia, training to be a paratrooper. Read full book review >
THE TROPHY by Dean Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A high scorer for preadolescent boys. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Danny Williams has a lot on his mind. Read full book review >
NUTTY'S GHOST by Dean Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1993

"Nutty displays both common sense and a stout heart in this seventh episode in a lightweight, popular series. (Fiction. 10-12)"
On the heels of his triumphant acting debut (Nutty the Movie Star, 1989), Nutty Nutsell—now known as ``Parker House''— captures the lead in The Tae Kwon Do Guy, a bad movie that (he realizes) is perfectly suited to his lack of talent. Read full book review >