Hue Boy by Rita Phillips Mitchell

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Everybody talks about little Hue Boy's size. He's teased by his friends at school, his mother worries, and his grandma sews new clothes for him to grow into. Yet in time, little Hue Boy grows to understand what it means to stand tall, no matter what his height. Full color.
 

About Rita Phillips Mitchell

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Rita Phillips Mitchell was born in Belize but has lived in the UK since the 1960s. She is a retired primary head-teacher, who has also taught EFL. She lives in Essex. Caroline Binch is the internationally acclaimed illustrator of Amazing Grace, with Mary Hoffman, as well as Down by the River with Grace Hallworth. She wrote and illustrated the picture book Gregory Cool. She lives in Cornwall.
 
Published December 3, 1992 by Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ). 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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the ``wisest man,'' the doctor, and the healer are consulted, but, still, Hue Boy doesn't grow ``at all, at all.'' But when tall papa, who's been away on the ship where he works, finally comes home, he doesn't even mention Hue Boy's size--and then Hue Boy ``walked tall, with his head held high......

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Only Hue Boy's teacher believes he will grow soon enough, and when Hue Boy's father makes a surprising return home from sea, Hue Boy is so happy and proud that he "walks tall" and decides that he is just the right size after all.

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