Author: Richard Peck

Book Review: Secrets at Sea

Book Review: Secrets at Sea

Secrets at Sea is the story of a mouse named Helena, who is the oldest of two sisters and a brother. Unfortunately they are all that’s left of their family and reside in America with the Cranston family. When the Cranston’s get all in a bustle about marrying their oldest daughter Olive off, they set off for England to introduce her to society and hopefully her future husband. Helena gets some sage advice from a mouse next door that to keep her family together, she must travel with the Cranston’s – also to make sure everything goes right with their […]

Posted September 19, 2014
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Book Review: The Mouse with..

Book Review: The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail

The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail is a book I knew I would enjoy. I also found this one on audio at the local library and it is always nice to break up longer audios with short ones. Right off the bat, this book reminded me of The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo. I know in the description of the book it also mentions the similarities between the two books. The audio was well done and I found it fun to listen to and wanting to learn what would happen next to the brave Mouse Minor. Mouse Minor […]

Posted November 13, 2013
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Book View: Fair Weather

Book View: Fair Weather

Short & Sweet: Richard Peck's books are well known to librarians everywhere, but his books rarely seem to be checked out by students at my elementary school. I loved the way this book was written, taking you back to the time period with the setting, characters and even the writing of dialogue within. Readers that are interested in Chicago's past will enjoy this novel. I think Peck's books are fantastic books to share on the topic of historical fiction. I love the way the dialogue reflects the time period, along with the clothing and setting. I also think this is […]

Posted February 27, 2013
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