Robert Newton Peck





Robert Newton Peck

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February 17, 1928

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Robert Newton Peck is an American author of books for young adults. His titles include Soup and A Day No Pigs Would Die. He claims to have been born on February 17, 1928, in Vermont, but has refused to specify where. Similarly, he claims to have graduated from a high school in Texas, which he has also refused to identify. Some sources state that he was born in Nashville, Tennessee (supposedly where his mother was born, though other sources indicate she was born in Ticonderoga, New York, and that Peck, himself, may have been born there.) The only reasonably certain Vermont connection is that his father was born in Cornwall.

Peck has written over sixty books including a great book explaining his childhood to becoming a teenager...more


Average rating: 3.59 · 7,943 ratings · 752 reviews · 72 distinct works · Similar authors
A Day No Pigs Would Die
3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 5,586 ratings — published 1972 — 31 editions
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Soup (Soup, #1)
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 761 ratings — published 1974 — 15 editions
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Soup and Me
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 275 ratings — published 1975 — 5 editions
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Soup for President
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 181 ratings — published 1978 — 8 editions
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A Part of the Sky
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 1994 — 10 editions
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Soup on Wheels
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 1981 — 5 editions
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Soup in Love
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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Soup on Ice
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 1985 — 3 editions
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Soup's Drum
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 1980 — 3 editions
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Horse Thief
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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“Never miss a chance...to keep your mouth shut.”
Robert Newton Peck, A Day No Pigs Would Die

“Somehow, the Good Lord don't want to see no man start a cold morning with just black coffee.”
Robert Newton Peck, A Day No Pigs Would Die

“Aren't you a Republican? Just about everyone is in the whole town of Learning."

"No, I'm not a Republican. And I'm not no Democrat. I'm not nothing."

"Why not?"

"Because I'm not allowed to vote."

"Me either. You have to be twenty-one to vote. I'm only twelve."

"Reckon I'm soon looking at sixty."

"Then why can't you vote? Is it because you're a Shaker?"

"No, it's account of I can't read or write. When a man cannot do these things, people think his head is weak. Even when he's proved his back is strong.

"Who decides?"

"Men who look at me and take me not for what I be. Men who only see my mark, my X, when I can't sign my name. They can't see how I true a beam to build our barn, or see that the rows of corn in my field are straight as fences. They just seem me walk the street in Learning in clothes made me by my own woman. They do not care that my coat is strudy and keeps me warm. They'll not care that I owe no debt and I am beholding to no man.”
Robert Newton Peck, A Day No Pigs Would Die

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