Monica Hughes

A writer of international acclaim, Monica Hughes (1925-2003) published over 35 books and many more short stories and articles during her 29-year career. Although best known for her numerous forays into young adult fantasy and science fiction, Hughes also wrote adventure books and some children's picture books, including her collaboration with UNICEF Canada, A Handful of Seeds.

She was often honoured for her works: Hunter in the Dark and Keeper of the Isis Light both won the Canada Council Children's Literature Award. She was the recipient of the Vicky Metcalfe Award for a body of work, the Queen's Jubilee Medal and the Order of Canada. Published in over ten languages, she also received international honours, including the Silver Feather Award and the Phoenix Award in 2000.

The Canadian Children's Book Centre created the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy in 2011.

 

Books by Monica Hughes:

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  • The Treasure of the Long Sault

    Author Monica Hughes

    $3.95 ISBN: 9780773672772 Binding: Mass Market Paberback (Small) Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date: 1990-09-01
  • Gold Fever Trail

    Author Monica Hughes

    $5.95 ISBN: 9780773672796 Binding: Mass Market Paberback (Small) Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date: 2000-12-01
  • Beckoning Lights

    Author Monica Hughes

    $3.95 ISBN: 9780773672802 Binding: Mass Market Paberback (Small) Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date: 1990-08-01
  • The Ghost Dance Caper

    Author Monica Hughes

    $3.95 ISBN: 9780773674073 Binding: Mass Market Paberback (Small) Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date: 1993-10-01
  • A Handful of Seeds

    Author Monica Hughes Illustrated by Luis Garay

    $11.95 ISBN: 9781895555271 Binding: Trade Cloth Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date: 1993-04-01
  • Beyond The Dark River

    Author Monica Hughes

    $5.95 ISBN: 9780773755222 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date: 1992-04-01
  • Sandwriter

    Author Monica Hughes

    $12.95 ISBN: 9781550050554 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date: 2003-08-08
  • The Promise

    Author Monica Hughes

    $12.95 ISBN: 9781550051049 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date: 2004-05-17
  • Blaine's Way

    Author Monica Hughes

    $12.95 ISBN: 9781550419344 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date: 2006-04-15
  • Gold Fever Trail

    Author Monica Hughes

    $10.95 ISBN: 9781554555390 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date: 2020-02-28
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