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Richard Peck (1934–2018)

Teoksen A Long Way from Chicago tekijä

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About the Author

Richard Peck was born in Decatur, Illinois on April 5, 1934. He received a bachelor's degree in English literature from DePauw University in 1956. After graduation, he served two years in the U.S. Army in Germany, where he worked as a chaplain's assistant writing sermons and completing paperwork. näytä lisää He received a master's degree in English from Southern Illinois University in 1959. He taught high school English in Illinois and New York City. He stopped teaching in 1971 to write a novel. His first book, Don't Look and It Won't Hurt, was published in 1972 and was adapted as the 1992 film Gas Food Lodging. He wrote more than 40 books for both adults and young adults including Amanda/Miranda, Those Summer Girls I Never Met, The River Between Us, A Long Way from Chicago, A Season of Gifts, The Teacher's Funeral, Fair Weather, Here Lies the Librarian, On the Wings of Heroes, and The Best Man. A Year down Yonder won the Newbery Medal in 2001 and Are You in the House Alone? won an Edgar Award. The Ghost Belonged to Me was adapted into the film Child of Glass. He received the MAE Award in 1990 and the National Humanities Medal in 2002. He died following a long battle with cancer on May 23, 2018 at the age of 84. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

A Long Way from Chicago (1998) 4,770 kappaletta
A Year Down Yonder (2000) 4,374 kappaletta
The River Between Us (2003) 1,509 kappaletta
Here Lies the Librarian (2006) 1,382 kappaletta
Fair Weather (1986) 1,133 kappaletta
A Season of Gifts (2009) 752 kappaletta
On The Wings of Heroes (2007) 617 kappaletta
Ghosts I Have Been (1977) 501 kappaletta
The Ghost Belonged to Me (1975) 439 kappaletta
Secrets at Sea (2011) 428 kappaletta
The Best Man (2016) 374 kappaletta
Are You in the House Alone? (1976) 328 kappaletta
Voices after Midnight (1989) 270 kappaletta
Amanda/Miranda (1980) 250 kappaletta
Remembering the Good Times (1985) 175 kappaletta
Secrets of the Shopping Mall (1979) 171 kappaletta
Past Perfect, Present Tense (2004) 153 kappaletta
The Last Safe Place on Earth (1933) 148 kappaletta
Strays Like Us (2000) 144 kappaletta
London Holiday (1998) 131 kappaletta
Three Quarters Dead (2010) 116 kappaletta
Through a Brief Darkness (1924) 114 kappaletta
Edge of Awareness (1966) — Toimittaja — 102 kappaletta
Don't Look and It Won't Hurt (1972) 100 kappaletta
Father Figure (1678) 94 kappaletta
Lost in Cyberspace (1995) 91 kappaletta
Dreamland Lake (1973) 89 kappaletta
Monster Night at Grandma's House (1800) 82 kappaletta
Unfinished Portrait Of Jessica (1991) 75 kappaletta
Princess Ashley (1987) 70 kappaletta
Those Summer Girls I Never Met (1988) 63 kappaletta
Representing Super Doll (1974) 51 kappaletta
Close Enough to Touch (1981) 46 kappaletta
Anonymously Yours (1786) 35 kappaletta
Rock: Making Musical Choices (1985) 23 kappaletta
This Family of Women (1983) 22 kappaletta
Love and Death at the Mall (1994) 16 kappaletta
New York time (1981) 13 kappaletta

Associated Works

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Avustaja — 759 kappaletta
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Avustaja — 337 kappaletta
Night Terrors: Stories of Shadow and Substance (1996) — Avustaja — 101 kappaletta
Who Do You Think You Are?: Stories of Friends and Enemies (1993) — Avustaja — 94 kappaletta
Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing (2006) — Avustaja — 89 kappaletta
Destination Unexpected: Short Stories (2003) — Avustaja — 76 kappaletta
Visions: 19 Short Stories (1987) — Avustaja — 70 kappaletta
Acting Out (2008) — Avustaja — 66 kappaletta

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good - Ruthie
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hcs_admin | 51 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 15, 2023 |
Author’s note gives more historical detail.
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VillageProject | 51 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 2, 2023 |
This is "juvenile literature". I think juvenile is used as a synonym for children's literature, but used in the sense of a genre categorisation, eg literature about topics that appeal to young readers.

So more specifically, I would call this Young Adult (categorisation by age not genre) - ages 13-18. Although I note that one of the commentators below says she would have enjoyed this as a middle grader, ages 8-12.

About a boy who is the best man at a wedding. Holding my attention mostly due to the narration by Michael Crouch. He's a discovery.

The first person narrator of the novel, Archer, is looking back? at a period from First to Sixth Grade, so the blurb says. The narrator Crouch sounds about 14, 12 at the minimum - I'm not sure what age he is when he is doing the narrating. That's the downside of an audiobook - you can't flick back to see information you've missed or forgotten.
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Okies | 28 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 9, 2023 |
This book centers around 14 year old Eleanor McGrath, who is mainly interested in automobiles, largely due to the influence of her older brother, Jake. Together, they share the dream of building their own automobile and winning the county fair race with it.

Their world is turned upside down when four women from Indianapolis, all trained in the library sciences, come to their greenhorn town. Most notable of these women are Irene Ridpath and Grace Strutz. It is through the relationships to these women that the lives of Eleanor and Jake are changed.

This book was a lighthearted read, and it was perfect for a Sunday afternoon reading session. However, I can't say that it necessarily struck me in any way emotionally nor was it inherently thought-provoking. In short: it was a charming story from historical fiction. It reminded me, in a way, of the Sideways Stories from Wayside School.

Would I read this book again? Probably not. Will I gift it to my librarian friend who will find more enjoyment out of it? Absolutely I will. :)
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Weedle7 | 46 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 12, 2023 |



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