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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 honored author that speaks to today's issues of censorship and fundamentalism.

About the Author

Born in Decatur, IIlinois, Richard Peck has written over 18 novels for young readers. He is the winner of the 1990 Margaret A. Edwards Award, a prestigious award sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association in cooperation with School Library Journal; the 1990 National Council of Teachers of English/ALAN Award for outstanding contributions to young adult literature; and the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award.

Peck says, "I want to write novels that ask honest questions about serious issues. A novel is never an answer; it's always a question." In The Last Safe Place on Earth, Peck deals with the serious issue of censorship, and young readers will have many questions long after the close the book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440220077
Author:
Peck, Richard
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Fundamentalism
Subject:
Censorship
Subject:
Fundamentalism -- Fiction.
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Situations / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Laurel-Leaf Books
Series Volume:
277
Publication Date:
20051213
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.02x4.24x.49 in. .20 lbs.
Age Level:
12-UP

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