The hideout

Author Bunting, Eve,
Language English
Publisher
Recorded Books Three cassettes 3 hrs. Book pak $27.00., 1999




Annotation:

Compact disc.



Subjects :

  • Kidnapping
  • Fiction
  • Runaways
  • Parent and child

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Author Illustrator(s) :

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Best Books :

  • Eureka! California in Children's Literature, 2003 Book Wholesalers, Inc.
  • Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000 H.W. Wilson
  • Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005 H.W. Wilson

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Iowa Children's Choice Award, 1993-1994; Nominee Iowa

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Reading Measurement Programs:


0152339906
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (San Diego:) 1991.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 4.1
Accelerated Reader Points 4

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 6


9780152339913, 0152339914
HBJ $14.95 and $6.00. () 1993.

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 690
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 6

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Reviews :

Jan Lieberman (Children's Literature)
Combine the adventure of a runaway boy trying to get to London to be with his father, with a kidnapping he himself stages, set it in a luxurious San Francisco hotel, and you've got a box office hit. Ms. Bunting spins a fast-paced yarn. The hotel setting tests Andy's ingenuity and introduces a cast of unusual characters. Are his mom and stepdad worried? You bet! 1993 (orig. 1991), HBJ, $14.95 and $6.00. Ages 9 to 11.
(PUBLISHER: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (San Diego:), PUBLISHED: c1991.)

Kirkus (Kirkus Reviews, 1991)
In a plot device that is becoming familiar, a new stepparent is the reason that a child--here it's 12-year-old Andy, in San Francisco--ventures into the streets, where he discovers that the world is more wicked than anything he has faced at home. Having run away, Andy makes camp in the luxury suite of a nearby hotel, to which he has found a key. He periodically phones his real father, in London, hoping he'll send air fare. But Fred (of the hotel staff) cuts short Andy's plans, homing in on his faked kidnapping and making it all too real. Shortwave radio is the means for Andy's rescue; Paul, the "wicked" stepfather, is forgiven. Largely contrived, and, though Andy's uneasiness with his mother and Paul's sexuality is clearly compelling, any realistic exploration of his perfectly believable feelings is pushed aside to make room for the hollow, feel-good ending. 1991, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, $15.95. © 1991 Kirkus Reviews/VNU eMedia, Inc. All rights reserved.
(PUBLISHER: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (San Diego:), PUBLISHED: c1991.)

Betsy Hearne (The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, April 1991 (Vol. 44, No. 8))
Stories of running away from problems at home coincide with many children's fantasies, and twelve-year-old Andy Dubin's hideout--a penthouse hotel suite to which he's found the key--will add to the appeal of this suspense novel. Andy is successful at avoiding the maid who cleans the seldom-used suite, but there's a more ominous employee on his trail, one who makes sinister use of Andy's own idea for a ransom note that would extort money from his mother in order to visit his father in England. Andy's first-person narrative reveals not only his own moral ambiguities, but also acute glimpses into the personalities of his mother, of the stepfather he resents so bitterly, and of the father who has essentially abandoned him and a new family in England as well. Bunting's plot development is practised and her style polished; this will be a natural choice to booktalk as a thriller companion to Dean Hughes' realistic Family Pose (BCCB 3/89). (Reviewed from galleys) Review Code: R -- Recommended. Subjects: Mother-son relations; Stepparents, adjustment to. (c) Copyright 1991, The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1991, Harcourt, 144p, $15.95. Grades 5-7.
(PUBLISHER: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (San Diego:), PUBLISHED: c1991.)

Jan Lieberman (Children's Literature)
Combine the adventure of a runaway boy trying to get to London to be with his father, with a kidnapping he himself stages, set it in a luxurious San Francisco hotel, and you've got a box office hit. Ms. Bunting spins a fast-paced yarn. The hotel setting tests Andy's ingenuity and introduces a cast of unusual characters. Are his mom and stepdad worried? You bet! 1993 (orig. 1991), HBJ, $14.95 and $6.00. Ages 9 to 11.
(PUBLISHER: HBJ $14.95 and $6.00., PUBLISHED: 1993 (orig. 1991))

Susan G. Baird (Audiofile, February/March 2000)
THE HIDEOUT is a story that kids can relate to. Twelve-year-old Andy doesn't like his new stepdad and misses his natural father, who wants little to do with him. He decides to run away and takes shelter in a nearby luxury hotel's seldom used penthouse. He has some nice and harrowing experiences, which literally and figuratively help him to grow up and appreciate what he has left behind. Johnny Heller is super at portraying the young boy with his swiftly changing emotions. He effectively presents the differences in an elderly couple who befriend the boy and the tough hotel employee who makes Andy's fears come true. The fine story is enhanced by the narration, which brings to life the many thoughts, fears and feelings shared by young people and their parents. S.G.B. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine Unabridged. 1999 (orig. 1991), Recorded Books, Three cassettes, 3 hrs., Book pak, $27.00.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books Three cassettes 3 hrs. Book pak $27.00., PUBLISHED: 1999 (orig. 1991))

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
Just this morning, 12-year-old Andy Dubin left his home in San Francisco. He no longer wants to live there if he has to put up with his new stepfather. Now all he has to do is find a place to stay where he will be safe and no one will find him. When Andy stumbles across a key to a seldom-used penthouse suite for a luxurious hotel in the city, he can’t believe his good luck. No one will think to look for him there. But suddenly a stranger discovers the secret hideout--forcing Andy into the most terrifying experience of his life. Critically-acclaimed author Eve Bunting creates action-filled stories with believable characters. Winner of the Young Hoosier Award, The Hideout is the tale of a young man learning to adjust to some of life’s difficult changes. Narrator Johnny Heller’s dramatic sense of timing packs each moment with suspense to keep listeners glued to their earphones. nd, Recorded Books, Unabridged Cassette - Library Volume; 95847, $27.75. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books Three cassettes 3 hrs. Book pak $27.00., PUBLISHED: 1999 (orig. 1991))

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
Recorded Books Three cassettes 3 hrs. Book pak $27.00., 1999

Media Type:

0788732420
9780788732423
Prince Frederick Md.: Recorded Books, 1999

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
3 sound discs (3 hr.):
PZ7.B91527 ([Fic])
1402553641
1402553633
9781402553646
9781402553639
In container (23 cm.).
"Unabridged Fiction"-Container.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"-Container.
Title from container.
HBJ $14.95 and $6.00., 1993

Media Type:

0152339914
9780152339913
San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991

Media Type: Language Material
133 p. ;
PZ7.B91527 ([Fic])
0152339906
9780152339906

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