Huey is good at solving problems. Sometimes his older brother Julian tries to push him around, but Huey knows how to handle him. When Huey gets scared about their father's smoking, the boys work together to help him quit. But some problems are bigger than Huey or Julian. After a hunt for gold leaves Huey trapped at the bottom of a crumbling mine, he'll need more than cleverness and bravery—and more than Julian—to save him.
About the Author
ANN CAMERON is the author of fifteen books, including "The Stories Julian Tells," a JLG selections, and "The Secret Life of Amanda K. Woods," a National Book Award finalist. She grew up in a small town on a lake in northern Wisconsin--Rice Lake. she's lived for the past twenty years in a small town on a lake in the Guatemalan highlands. To write "Colibr"i, she traveled to many places in Guatemala where the book is set, crawled around in dark caves, including one where a real Mayan treasure had been found, and consulted Mayan calender diviners.
Ann Cameron is the author of many books for children, including "The Secret Life of Amanda K. Woods, a National Book Award finalist. She lives in Guatemala, Central America.
Lis Toft has illustrated two other books by Ann Cameron - "Gloria's Way and "More Stories Huey Tells. She lives in England, on the Isle of Wight.
"Huey's straightforward narrative gives a realistic view of a child's world in language that emerging readers can easily grasp. The children in Toft's expressive illustrations complete a package certain to elicit smiles."--School Library Journal
"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