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Richard Peck


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

Died
May 24, 2018

Genre

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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: 3.94 · 107,445 ratings · 11,839 reviews · 86 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Long Way from Chicago (A ...

3.96 avg rating — 33,402 ratings — published 1998 — 37 editions
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A Year Down Yonder (A Long ...

4.13 avg rating — 29,224 ratings — published 2000 — 34 editions
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The Teacher's Funeral: A Co...

3.89 avg rating — 4,961 ratings — published 2004 — 20 editions
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The River Between Us

3.78 avg rating — 4,692 ratings — published 2003 — 18 editions
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A Season of Gifts (A Long W...

3.99 avg rating — 4,270 ratings — published 2009 — 12 editions
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Here Lies the Librarian

3.75 avg rating — 3,663 ratings — published 2006 — 16 editions
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Fair Weather

3.84 avg rating — 2,270 ratings — published 2001 — 17 editions
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Ghosts I Have Been (Blossom...

4.04 avg rating — 2,113 ratings — published 1977 — 4 editions
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Secrets at Sea

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The Mouse with the Question...

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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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What book should we read in September?

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Paperboy
 
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Paper Boy (write-in)
 
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Al Capone Does My Homework
 
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paperboy (write-in)
 
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Navigating Early (write-in)
 
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Imprisoned
 
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