Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Peck's unforgettable characters, cunning dialogue and fast-paced action will keep readers of all ages in stitches as he captures a colorful chapter in American history." Publishers Weekly
"Readers will feel that they've actually been to the fair." Booklist
"This is situational comedy steeped in turn-of-the-19th-century American history....Extra chuckles are in store for anyone who has an unusual aunt, pesky little brother, or wacky grandfather." School Library Journal
Thirteen-year-old Rosie Beckett embarks on the adventure of her life when her family takes a trip to the World's Columbian Exposition, a.k.a. the Chicago World's Fair, in 1893. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
About the Author
In addition to winning both the 2001 Newbery Medal and a 2000 Newbery Honor Award, Richard Peck is a two-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award. He has received several citations for the body of his work, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award.