Deborah Lisson Red Hugh

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Red Hugh

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In 1587, teenaged Hugh Roe O'Donnell, son of the rulers of Donegal, is seized by the English and imprisoned in Dublin Castle until, one freezing winter night three years later, he attempts a daring escape.

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Deborah Lisson is a well-known author of young adult fiction, living in Banbury, Australia. Her passion for the story of Red Hugh led her to research this book in Ireland. Her novel The Devil's Own won the Western Australia Premier's Award for Children's Fiction and was shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award in 1991; her book, A Place of Safety, won the Western Australia Premier's Award for Children's Literature in 1997. Deborah's latest book, Truth Seeker, was published by O'Brien Press in October 2001.

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Gr 5-9-In 1587, England, under Queen Elizabeth I, was taking over Ireland. One of the "customs" of the time was for the conquerors to take members of the subdued country's nobility as hostages. When 14-year-old Hugh O'Donnell is tricked by an English wine merchant into boarding his ship, he and his two friends are imprisoned and taken to Dublin where they are held captive in Dublin Castle. They are fed well, allowed regular visits from their families, and allowed to exercise within the castle walls. Of course, they are kept against their will, and therein lies the rub. More than once, the three attempt escape, and more than once one or all of them are caught. Hugh finally succeeds on his fourth attempt, at the age of 18. However, his feet are badly frostbitten, and he is crippled for the remainder of his life. The story starts slowly, but rapidly turns into an exciting tale. Other than Hugh, most of the characters are one-dimensional, even his fellow prisoners. Lisson uses a lot of Irish Gaelic terminology, and although a pronunciation guide is included at the end of the book, there is no glossary. While more detail-oriented readers will find it extremely frustrating not to know the meanings of words that seem to be key to the story, others will just enjoy the fast-paced adventure.

Marlyn K. Roberts, formerly at Torrance Public Library, CA

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