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Richard Peck

Richard Peck

·3.92·93,326 Ratings
“ Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy. ” ― Rumi
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  • The River Between Us

    ·3.77·3,479 Ratings
    The year is 1861. Civil war is imminent and Tilly Pruitt's brother, Noah, is eager to go and fight on the side of the North. With her father long gone, Tilly, her sister, and their mother struggle to make ends meet and hold the dwindling Pruitt family tog
  • Amanda/Miranda (YA abridged version)

    ·3.48·424 Ratings
    Intrigue, romance, and scheming aboard the Titanic This updated edition of the popular Richard Peck novel, available in time to commemorate the anniversary of the Titanic's fateful voyage in 1912, starts with a chilling prophecy. When Miranda begins her p
  • The Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp (Blossom Culp, #3)

    ·3.85·576 Ratings
    It's Halloween, 1914. Teenage psychic Blossom Culp sneaks into the house where the rest of her class is having a party-and that's when everything goes haywire. Suddenly Blossom is hurled into a time warp. Her psychic powers have found a way to send her in
  • Past Perfect, Present Tense

    ·3.93·320 Ratings
    Compiled for the first time, here are all of Newbery Award– winning author Richard Peck’s previously published short stories and two brand-new ones. From comedy to tragedy to historical to contemporary; from "Priscilla and the Wimps," Peck’s first s
  • Here Lies the Librarian

    ·3.72·2,942 Ratings
    Peewee idolizes Jake, a big brother whose dreams of auto mechanic glory are fueled by the hard road coming to link their Indiana town and futures with the twentieth century. And motoring down the road comes Irene Ridpath, a young librarian with plans to a
  • London Holiday

    ·3.28·251 Ratings
    "A charmingly upbeat tale... Peck's stylish story offers not only pleasant diversion but a vicarious boost, and an urge to cheer, 'Go, girls!'"--Arizona Daily StarLesley Hockaday is a St. Louis society woman, Margo Mayhew a Chicago schoolteacher and the m
  • Strays Like Us

    ·3.68·157 Ratings
    Molly Moberly knows she doesn't belong in this small Missouri town with her great-aunt Fay. It's just a temporary arrangement--until her mother gets out of the hospital. But then Molly meets Will, a fellow stray, and begins to realize she's not the only o
  • On the Wings of Heroes

    ·3.91·1,235 Ratings
    Davy Bowman's dad and brother hung the moon. Dad looks forward to Halloween more than a kid, and Davy's brother, Bill, flies B-17s. Davy adores these two heroes and tries his best to follow their lead, especially now. World War II has invaded Davy's homef
  • Secrets of the Shopping Mall

    ·3.66·330 Ratings
    Trying to escape the vicious King Kobra gang and a troubled life at home, eighth graders Barnie and Teresa flee the city. With only four dollars between them, they hop a bus, hoping to find a new life at the end of the line. Destination: Paradise Park. Bu
  • The Last Safe Place on Earth

    ·3.38·178 Ratings
    Todd, 15, thinks life in the quality community of Walden Woods is perfect, until Laurel, his dream girl, comes to babysit for his sister and reveals the forces of fundamentalism and censorship at work in the town.A provocative new novel by a highly honore
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