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.


Average rating: 3.92 · 98,599 ratings · 10,510 reviews · 82 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Long Way from Chicago (A ...

3.94 avg rating — 31,188 ratings — published 1998 — 35 editions
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A Year Down Yonder (A Long ...

4.11 avg rating — 27,376 ratings — published 2000 — 31 editions
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The Teacher's Funeral: A Co...

3.87 avg rating — 4,451 ratings — published 2004 — 20 editions
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The Best Man

3.95 avg rating — 3,903 ratings — published 2016 — 9 editions
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The River Between Us

3.77 avg rating — 4,197 ratings — published 2003 — 18 editions
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A Season of Gifts (A Long W...

3.98 avg rating — 3,680 ratings — published 2009 — 12 editions
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Here Lies the Librarian

3.73 avg rating — 3,328 ratings — published 2006 — 16 editions
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Secrets at Sea

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3.68 avg rating — 2,083 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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Ghosts I Have Been (Blossom...

4.01 avg rating — 1,955 ratings — published 1977 — 15 editions
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Fair Weather

3.81 avg rating — 2,040 ratings — published 2001 — 15 editions
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A Long Way from Chicago A Year Down Yonder A Season of Gifts
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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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