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The tunnel of Hugsy Goode.
Estes, Eleanor, 1906-1988.
Personal Author:
[First edition].
Physical Description:
x, 244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Following a prophecy of a former Alley resident, two boys discover an underground passage behind their houses.
Reading Level:
770 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.0 10.0 71143.
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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. Book jacket.

Author Notes

Eleanor Estes was born in West Haven, Connecticut on May 9, 1906. She graduated from the Pratt Institute Library School and worked as a children's librarian in branches of the New York Public Library system. Her first book, The Moffats, was published in 1941. Her other works include The Hundred Dresses and Ginger Pye, which won a John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished children's book in 1952. She also wrote a single adult novel entitled The Echoing Green. She died of complications following a stroke on July 15, 1988 at the age of 82.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

1 Me and Tornid--Who We Arep. 3
2 Tunnel--Top Secretp. 9
3 Beginning of the Tunnel Questp. 14
4 The Gloomsp. 21
5 The Good Myrtle Avenue Linep. 30
6 The Homecomingp. 38
7 The Planp. 43
8 The Reunionp. 47
9 Tunnel Quest Resumedp. 55
10 The Curious Visitorp. 61
11 Unexpected Help with Operation T.p. 67
12 On Our Way to Somewherep. 76
13 Midnight River on Larrabee Streetp. 86
14 Tratsp. 94
15 The Tunnel of Hugsy Goode--Descent No. 1p. 100
16 Into the Gloomingp. 108
17 Don't Sit in That Chair!p. 115
18 Courage, Mon Amip. 121
19 The Words Again--Descent No. 2p. 131
20 The Throne of Hugsy the Goode--Descent No. 3p. 139
21 On Down the Alley Mazep. 147
22 Meanwhile, What Had Been Going On Up Top?p. 154
23 Words from Below Againp. 161
24 The Grils Accuse Mep. 171
25 Descent No. 4 or Nighttime in the Tunnelp. 178
26 On into the Glooming Againp. 185
27 Where We Werep. 195
28 The Phantom of the Under Alleyp. 206
29 The Voice of Hugsy Goodep. 212
30 Music in the Tunnelp. 220
31 The Invaders of the Tunnelp. 224
32 The Endp. 236