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Richard Peck (1934–2018)

Autor/a de A Long Way from Chicago

59+ obres 22,959 Membres 603 Ressenyes 22 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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. mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys


Obres de Richard Peck

A Long Way from Chicago (1998) 4,957 exemplars
A Year Down Yonder (2000) 4,541 exemplars
The River Between Us (2003) 1,556 exemplars
Here Lies the Librarian (2006) 1,423 exemplars
Fair Weather (1986) 1,178 exemplars
A Season of Gifts (2009) 785 exemplars
On The Wings of Heroes (2007) 635 exemplars
Ghosts I Have Been (1977) 511 exemplars
The Ghost Belonged to Me (1975) 453 exemplars
Secrets at Sea (2011) 453 exemplars
The Best Man (2016) 386 exemplars
Are You in the House Alone? (1976) 332 exemplars
Voices after Midnight (1989) 277 exemplars
Amanda / Miranda (1980) 253 exemplars
Remembering the Good Times (1985) 177 exemplars
Secrets of the Shopping Mall (1979) 174 exemplars
Past Perfect, Present Tense (2004) 157 exemplars
Strays Like Us (2000) 150 exemplars
The Last Safe Place on Earth (1933) 150 exemplars
London Holiday (1998) 131 exemplars
Three Quarters Dead (2010) 119 exemplars
Through a Brief Darkness (1924) 115 exemplars
Don't Look and It Won't Hurt (1972) 102 exemplars
Edge of Awareness (1966) — Editor — 102 exemplars
Lost in Cyberspace (1995) 96 exemplars
Father Figure (1678) 95 exemplars
Dreamland Lake (1973) 91 exemplars
Unfinished Portrait Of Jessica (1991) 76 exemplars
Princess Ashley (1987) 72 exemplars
Those Summer Girls I Never Met (1988) 63 exemplars
Representing Super Doll (1974) 55 exemplars
Close Enough to Touch (1981) 48 exemplars
Anonymously Yours (1786) 35 exemplars
This Family of Women (1983) 23 exemplars
Rock: Making Musical Choices (1985) 23 exemplars
Love and Death at the Mall (1994) 16 exemplars
New York time (1981) 13 exemplars

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Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Col·laborador — 771 exemplars
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Col·laborador — 353 exemplars
Sixteen: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults (1985) — Col·laborador — 161 exemplars
Night Terrors: Stories of Shadow and Substance (1996) — Col·laborador — 104 exemplars
Who Do You Think You Are?: Stories of Friends and Enemies (1993) — Col·laborador — 94 exemplars
Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing (2006) — Col·laborador — 90 exemplars
Destination Unexpected: Short Stories (2003) — Col·laborador — 78 exemplars
Visions: 19 Short Stories (1987) — Col·laborador — 71 exemplars
Acting Out (2008) — Col·laborador — 67 exemplars


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We will miss Grandma Dowdel's fun adventures!

The PHANTOM was the best one.

"Movies is all pretend.
They're made in California, you know. But they prove a point.
Make something SEEM real and people will believe it.
The public wil swallow anything."

(1/2 star off for hunting and trapping fish was awful.)
m.belljackson | Hi ha 89 ressenyes més | May 7, 2024 |
It's 1893 and Chicago is hosting the World's Columbian Exposition, also known as the World's Fair, and people are coming from all over to see the sights. Rosie, her older sister and younger brother are invited to attend as guests of their aunt, a rich widow who lives in the city. As usual with this author's tales, things don't always go as planned, but with smile-inducing results. Fun read as an adult, probably would be a good book to eventually pass on to my grandchildren, who live in Chicago!
fuzzi | Hi ha 18 ressenyes més | Apr 25, 2024 |
I really enjoyed this, even though I hadn't read the first one. The relationship between grandmother and granddaughter is understated but very tender and the comic moments are a lot of fun. a warning to animal lovers, there is one chapter regarding foxes that you might want to skip altogether. It is a country/farm based story and rather matter of fact about things that would upset people
cspiwak | Hi ha 101 ressenyes més | Mar 6, 2024 |


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