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The Tunnel of Hugsy Goode
     

The Tunnel of Hugsy Goode

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by Eleanor Estes, Edward Ardizzone (Illustrator)
 

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Nobody believed Hugsy Goode when he prophesied that a tunnel lay beneath the alley, until -- generations later -- Nicholas (alias Copin) and Timothy (alias Tornid) decide to explore. And lo and behold, right under the vine-covered hole outside the house where Hugsy Goode used to live, they find an entrance to a place filled with adventures beyond their wildest dreams.

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Nobody believed Hugsy Goode when he prophesied that a tunnel lay beneath the alley, until -- generations later -- Nicholas (alias Copin) and Timothy (alias Tornid) decide to explore. And lo and behold, right under the vine-covered hole outside the house where Hugsy Goode used to live, they find an entrance to a place filled with adventures beyond their wildest dreams.

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Children's Literature
Originally published in 1972 and now offered as a "First Harcourt Young Classics Reprint," the sequel to The Alley tells the adventures of two boys who, following up on a prophecy of a former neighborhood resident, find the underground passageway beneath the alley behind their houses. The narrator Nicky, otherwise known by his secret name of Copin, and Timmy, who uses the moniker Tornid, are ages 11 and 8, respectively. Together they personify boys out of school due to a teacher strike and in search of a mission. Irreverent and still of an age where they consider girls to be "contamination," the boys also show spunk and daring as they face the perils of the dark tunnel where they ultimately meet the person who had predicted the tunnel to begin with—Hugsy Goode. Told in the language of the 1960s, which may prove challenging to some readers, the tale nevertheless remains universally appealing. Two of Eleanor Estes' (1906-1988) books about the Moffat family, The Middle Moffat and Rufus M, and her novel The Hundred Dresses won Newbery Honors awards, and she won the Newbery Medal for Ginger Pye in 1952. 2003 (orig 1972), Odyssey/Harcourt, Ages 8 to 12.
— Valerie O. Patterson
From the Publisher
"Eleanor Estes, with the skill which created the 'Moffats,' has succeeded in composing her hero with enough mischief and daring to be both real and likable."—Christian Science Monitor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756934897
Publisher:
Perfection Learning Corporation
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Odyssey/Harcourt Young Classic Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Eleanor Estes (1906-1988) grew up in West Haven, Connecticut, which she renamed Cranbury for her classic stories about the Moffat and Pye families. A children’s librarian for many years, she launched her writing career with the publication of The Moffats in 1941. Two of her outstanding books about the Moffats—Rufus M. and The Middle Moffat—were awarded Newbery Honors, as was her short novel The Hundred Dresses. She won the Newbery Medal for Ginger Pye.
 

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Tunnel of Hugsy Goode 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Tunnel of Hugsy Goode is about 11-year-old Nicholas 'Copin' Carroll and 8-year-old Timothy 'Tornid' Fabian who are on a mission to find a tunnel that a now-college student boy, Hugsy Goode, prophesied existed under the alley where the two friends live. Nobody believed him. But in a hidey hole in Tornid's backyard, they discover the lost tunnel--and a number of frightening and fascinating surprises like a strange raccoon who prefers to live underground, a leg bone, and basements and other passageways! I gave this book 5 stars because the author, Eleanor Estes, convinces you this is Copin who wrote the book! Because of this, it's easy to tell Eleanor Estes knows how kids talk and write.