Search Results: "Dean Hughes"


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 >

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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 >

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SEARCH AND DESTROY by Dean Hughes
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"2005). (note on sources) (Fiction. 12+)"

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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DAISY SAVES THE DAY by Shirley  Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"An impressive and delightful combination of visual and verbal storytelling evokes empathy and identification with the young heroine. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A girl's time "in service" in a London house offers young readers a glimpse of life below-stairs in 1911. Read full book review >

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BOBBO GOES TO SCHOOL by Shirley Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Another satisfying domestic drama from veteran author Hughes, this will please old fans and make new ones. (Picture book. 3 to 6)"
The plot is a familiar one: A young child and her favorite stuffed friend are separated and then joyously reunited. Read full book review >

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ANNIE ROSE IS MY LITTLE SISTER by Shirley Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Conveying a warm feeling of domestic harmony, and modeling an ideal but not unrealistic closeness, this will please fans of Frieda Wishinsky's Oonga Boonga (reissued 1998, with illus by Carol Thompson), Marc Brown's tales of Arthur and D.W., and the like. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With a mixture of pride, affection, and just an occasional saving flash of irritation, Alfie rattles on about his relationship with his adorable, adoring, younger sibling. Read full book review >

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HIDING by Shirley Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Charming and enriching. (Picture book. 2-6)"
As she did in Bouncing and Giving (both 1993), Hughes explores and extends what initially looks like a simple concept: At first, a child plays peekaboo with a toddler who's gazing raptly at the cushion from behind which she declares ``You can't see me''; then they play hide-and-seek, in which the place of concealment is a secret. Read full book review >

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ON A SCALE FROM IDIOT TO COMPLETE JERK by Alison Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Though it attempts Diary of a Wimpy Kid, it achieves lengthy science report. Skippable. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Can a scientific study explain jerk-ish behavior, and will it earn J.J. a passing grade? Read full book review >