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ISBN-10: 0142500348
ISBN-13: 9780142500347
Edition: 2001
Authors: Richard Peck
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Description: Thirteen-year-old Rosie Beckett has never strayed further from her family's farm than a horse can pull a cart. Then a letter from her Aunt Euterpe arrives, and everything changes. It's 1893, the year of the World's Columbian Exposition-the "wonder  More...

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Book details

List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 9/16/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Thirteen-year-old Rosie Beckett has never strayed further from her family's farm than a horse can pull a cart. Then a letter from her Aunt Euterpe arrives, and everything changes. It's 1893, the year of the World's Columbian Exposition-the "wonder of the age"-a.k.a. the Chicago World's Fair. Aunt Euterpe is inviting the Becketts to come for a visit and go to the fair! Award-winning author Richard Peck's fresh, realistic, and fun-filled writing truly brings the World's Fair-and Rosie and her family-to life.

Richard Peck was born in Decatur, Illinois on April 5, 1934. He received a bachelor's degree in English from DePauw University in 1956. After college, he was drafted into the army and served as a soldier in Germany, ghost-writing sermons for chaplains. After the war, he became an English teacher, lecturing to middle school students in Illinois and New York City. While still teaching, he wrote a column on the architecture of historic neighborhoods for the New York Times and contributed articles to the Saturday Review of Literature and the Chicago Tribune as well as other magazines and newspapers. Peck quit teaching on May 2, 1971. He went home and started writing right away. He wrote his first novel, Don't Look and It Won't Hurt, and brought it to Holt, Rinehart and Winston (now Henry Holt). An editor called him on the following morning to say it had been accepted and they wanted a second novel. He has written more than 30 books for both adults and young adults. A Year down Yonder won the Newbery Medal in 2001 and Are You in the House Alone? won an Edgar Award. In 1990, Richard Peck received the MAE Award, a prestigious award sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association in cooperation with School Library Journal. His books have also received or been finalists for the National Book Award, ALA Notable Books, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, and the Margaret A. Edwards Award.

An Invitation From Aunt Euterpe
The Curve of the Earth
Christmas in July
Faster Than a Galloping Horse
Flying to the Moon
Bright Lights and Bad Women
The Worst Day in Aunt Euterpe's Life
The Worst Day in Aunt Euterpe's Life
The Greatest Day in Granddad's Life
The Greatest Day in Granddad's Life
An Invitation for Aunt Euterpe
After the Ball
After the Fair: A Note from the Author
A Conversation with Richard Peck

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