The Stories Huey Tells

The Stories Huey Tells

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by Ann Cameron, Roberta Smith
     
 

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It isn't easy being Julian's younger brother. When Huey has bad dreams, Julian says his are scarier. When Huey wants to study animal tracks, Julian says he's too young. But Huey isn't a baby. He's an adventurer, a chef, a tracker, and a scout. And he's about to show Julian—and the world—all that he can do.

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It isn't easy being Julian's younger brother. When Huey has bad dreams, Julian says his are scarier. When Huey wants to study animal tracks, Julian says he's too young. But Huey isn't a baby. He's an adventurer, a chef, a tracker, and a scout. And he's about to show Julian—and the world—all that he can do.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Warm-hearted and winning."--The Horn Book

"Gentler than Beverly Cleary's Ramona series but with much of the same authenticity and insight, Huey's stories give younger readers a protagonist they'll enjoy knowing."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A book for sharing in the classroom and at home."--Booklist

School Library Journal
Gr 1-3Julian first introduced himself and his loving African American family in Stories Julian Tells (Pantheon, 1981). Here, his younger brother, Huey, picks up the narrative as he describes important events in his life. Throughout these five interconnected stories Huey shines through as a creative and resourceful child who expresses the concerns and feelings of a fairly typical six year old. However, while this new collection addresses childhood concerns with charm and insight, it does not exhibit the same verve, lively humor, and poetic language evident in the first book about Julian. Much of the vivacity in that title emanated from Dad, whose flamboyant character, sensitivity to his children, and sense of humor provided a kind of balance to childhood preoccupations. Here, Cameron focuses almost exclusively on developing Huey's character, which he expresses freely within the bounds set by caring but vaguely defined adults. The format follows that of the earlier books but with less success. Smith's wooden faces in her black-and-white drawings and her static, unimaginative design fail to enliven the text. Nonetheless, youngsters just moving into chapter books may find the oversized print and short selections appealing, and they're sure to relate to Huey's experiences.Maggie McEwen, Coffin Elementary School, Brunswick, ME

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679885597
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
A Stepping Stone Book(TM) Series
Edition description:
Reprinted Edition
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
233,762
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
470L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is really cool and I even want to buy it!!!!!!!!!!! I hope I can buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!