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Though Richard Peck is best known as a novelist, he has been writing praised and popular short stories throughout his career. His first, Priscilla and the Wimps, is perhaps the most-read children's short story of all time. Others have inspired his award-winning novels: A Long Way from Chicago and A Year Down Yonder began with a story called Shotgun Cheatham's Last Night Above Ground; and The Electric Summer was the jumping point for Fair Weather. Now here are thirteen of Richard Peck's stories, including all of his previously published tales and two brand-new ones. He has also written entertaining notes about the stories, an informative introduction about the genre, and tips on how to write short stories, including Five Helpful Hints that will be a valuable aid to aspiring authors.

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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 short story, to "Shotgun Cheatham’s Last Night Above Ground," which inspired both A Long Way from Chicago and A Year Down Yonder, to "The Electric Summer," Peck’s jumping-off point for Fair Weather, readers will thrill at Peck’s engaging short fiction. Complete with the author’s own notes on the stories as well as tips and hints for aspiring writers and two new stories, this vibrant and varied collection offers something for everyone.

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This new collection contains 13 of Peck's stories, including all of his previously published tales and two brand-new ones. Peck also includes entertaining notes about the stories, an informative introduction about the genre, and tips on how to write short stories.

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ISBN:
9780142405376
Author:
Peck, Richard
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Subject:
Children's stories, American
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Short Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.72x5.06x.51 in. .32 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by ,

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 short story, to "Shotgun Cheatham’s Last Night Above Ground," which inspired both A Long Way from Chicago and A Year Down Yonder, to "The Electric Summer," Peck’s jumping-off point for Fair Weather, readers will thrill at Peck’s engaging short fiction. Complete with the author’s own notes on the stories as well as tips and hints for aspiring writers and two new stories, this vibrant and varied collection offers something for everyone.

"Synopsis" by , This new collection contains 13 of Peck's stories, including all of his previously published tales and two brand-new ones. Peck also includes entertaining notes about the stories, an informative introduction about the genre, and tips on how to write short stories.

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