Richard Peck

Richard Peck


Born
in Decatur, IL, The United States
April 10, 1934

Died
May 24, 2018

Genre

Influences


Richard Peck was an American novelist known for his prolific contributions to modern young adult literature. He was awarded the Newbery Medal in 2001 for his novel A Year Down Yonder. For his cumulative contribution to young-adult literature, he received the Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association in 1990.


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A Long Way from Chicago (A ...

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A Year Down Yonder (A Long ...

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The Teacher's Funeral: A Co...

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The River Between Us

3.77 avg rating — 3,810 ratings — published 2003 — 18 editions
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A Season of Gifts (A Long W...

3.96 avg rating — 3,327 ratings — published 2009 — 11 editions
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Here Lies the Librarian

3.71 avg rating — 3,102 ratings — published 2006 — 15 editions
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The Best Man

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Ghosts I Have Been (Blossom...

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Fair Weather

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“I read because one life isn't enough, and in the page of a book I can be anybody;
I read because the words that build the story become mine, to build my life;
I read not for happy endings but for new beginnings; I'm just beginning myself, and I wouldn't mind a map;
I read because I have friends who don't, and young though they are, they're beginning to run out of material;
I read because every journey begins at the library, and it's time for me to start packing;
I read because one of these days I'm going to get out of this town, and I'm going to go everywhere and meet everybody, and I want to be ready.”
Richard Peck, Anonymously Yours

“Only the nonreader fears books. ”
Richard Peck

“I read.. because one life is not enough”
Richard Peck

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Mock Newbery 2019: Sequels 4 69 Oct 19, 2009 07:55AM  
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I loved reading t...: Title Game 14 22 Jan 20, 2011 10:32AM  
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