Dude!: Stories and Stuff for Boys (Hardcover)

Stories and Stuff for Boys

By Sandy Asher (Editor), David L. Harrison (Editor)

Dutton Books, 9780525476849, 258pp.

Publication Date: August 3, 2006



Growing up as a guy is tough. Here are nineteen funny, fascinating, totally original works about boys tackling the tricky years that separate a child from a man. Jane Yolen spotlights the beginning of an Olympic dream; Jaime Adoff offers the music of a young poet facing rough streets; Barbara Robinson captures the tenderness between a boy and a most unusual pet; Ron Koertge explores the weird world where guys and girls meet. From futuristic to familiar to far-out, the voices of clever, hopeful, courageous young men shine in this eclectic celebration of boys on the verge.

About the Author

Sandy Asher is the author of twenty books for young readers and more than three dozen plays. She is also the editor or co-editor of five collections of fiction, including "Dude! Stories and Stuff for Boy, ""On Her Way: Stories and Poems about Growing Up Girl and With All My Heart, ""With All My Mind: 13 Stories about Growing Up Jewish" -- winner of the 1999 National Jewish Book Award in children's literature. Sandy has been honored with the American Alliance for Theatre and Education's Charlotte Chorpenning Award for a distinguished body of work in theatre for young audiences, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship grant, and an Aurand Harris Playwriting Fellowship from the Children's Theatre Foundation of America. She lives in Lancaster, PA, with husband Harvey, dog Rudy, and cats Natasha and Stanley.