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The Tunnel of Hugsy Goode (The Alley)

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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 adventures beyond their wildest dreams.
A sequel to The Alley.
Paperback, 244 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published December 31st 1971)
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Apr 05, 2010 Luann rated it liked it
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This is probably my least favorite so far of books I've read by Eleanor Estes. There were parts that were very good, but also parts that were just strange. This is an excellent example of voice, but I found that voice to be just a little annoying. I'm glad to have finally read this, but it's not a book I'll ever reread. On the other hand, as a kid, I would have loved the idea of finding a hidden tunnel underground!
Jan 04, 2012 Kidsbookworm rated it it was amazing
You might have missed this delightful Estes story, but it's one that shouldn't be missed. What a cute story!
Nov 23, 2013 Eileen rated it really liked it
While this is not my favourite book by Eleanor Estes (I love the Moffats series), I enjoyed the story of two boys' imagination and sense of adventure. I like how she put in little nuggets about the lives of the children that I find so interesting, like how that Copin addressed his neighbour as "Jane" (he explained that it was the custom in his family to address the other parents by their first names) while Tornid, probably from a more traditional family, stayed with the more respectful "Mrs Ives ...more
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Jun 22, 2013 Grlz Grftn rated it it was amazing
Read this to my girls when they were small and it was one of those bedtime stories the three of us couldn't wait to get to each night. An adventure story full of unexpected twists. Fun!
I was disappointed because I LOVE Eleanor Estes other books but this one was too dated and convoluted character-wise to get into.
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Eleanor Ruth Rosenfeld (Estes)was an American children's author. She was born in West Haven, Connecticut as Eleanor Ruth Rosenfield. Originally a librarian, Estes' writing career began following a case of tuberculosis. Bedridden while recovering, Estes began writing down some of her childhood memories, which would later turn into full-length children's books.

Estes's book Ginger Pye (1951) won the
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