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Weeds in Bloom: Autobiography of an Ordinary Man

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With over 65 books published, including the breathtaking (and somewhat autobiographical) A Day No Pigs Would Die, Robert Newton Peck has enjoyed an illustrious writing career. Now, in anautobiography as unique as he is, Peck tells his story through the people in his life. From his roots as a poor Vermont farmer's son to his years as a soldier in World War II, from his time slogging away in apaper mill to his semi-retirement in Florida, Peck shows us people who too often go unseen and unheard-the country's poor and uneducated.

For decades, I've examined theautobiographies of my fellow authors. Bah Many could have been titled And Then I Wrote . . . So instead of my life and lit, here is the unusual, a tarnished treasury of plain people who enriched me, taught me virtues, and helped me hold a mite of manhood. They're not fancy folk, so please expect no long-stemmed roses from a florist. They are, instead, the unarranged flora that I've handpicked fromGod's greenhouse . . . weeds in bloom.

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Through an autobiographical review of his life, the author compiles stories of the diverse working people he has met along his travels and the impact they have had on his life and art. Reprint.

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With over 60 books published, including the breathtaking A Day No Pigs Would Die, Robert Newton Peck has had an illustrious writing career. Now, in an autobiography as unique as he is, Peck tells his story by writing about the people who have meant the most to him throughout his life. From his roots as a poor Vermont farmer's son to his years as a soldier in World War II, from his term slogging away in a paper mill to his semi-retirement in Florida, Peck shows us people most never see—the desperately poor, the hopelessly uneducated. People Rob considers "weeds in bloom."

About the Author

Robert Newton Peck grew up on a farm in rural Vermont. He has written over 60 books, including the Soup series, for which he won the Mark Twain Award. He lives in Longwood, Florida.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307549112
Subtitle:
Autobiography of an Ordinary Man
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Peck, Robert Newton
Author:
Robert Newton Peck
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
General
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Farm life -- Vermont.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070109
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
7-11
Language:
English
Pages:
209
Age Level:
12-16

Related Subjects

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Children's » Activities » General
Children's » General
Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » 20th Century
Children's » Nonfiction » Biographies

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Product details 209 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780307549112 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Through an autobiographical review of his life, the author compiles stories of the diverse working people he has met along his travels and the impact they have had on his life and art. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , With over 60 books published, including the breathtaking A Day No Pigs Would Die, Robert Newton Peck has had an illustrious writing career. Now, in an autobiography as unique as he is, Peck tells his story by writing about the people who have meant the most to him throughout his life. From his roots as a poor Vermont farmer's son to his years as a soldier in World War II, from his term slogging away in a paper mill to his semi-retirement in Florida, Peck shows us people most never see—the desperately poor, the hopelessly uneducated. People Rob considers "weeds in bloom."
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