Glenn recount the highlights of Peck's life, focusing on his world travels, his accomplishments as a teacher and his renowned writing career.
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Gallo and Glenn examine Peck's 30 novels, as well as his short stories and children's books, poems, essays and other nonfiction. An additional chapter analyzes themes, characters, and style in his writing. The appendixes list Peck's many honors and prizes, as well as film adaptations of his works.
The extensive bibliography cites all of Peck's primary and secondary works, along with sources of interviews, speeches, prayers and credos, articles about him, and sources of reviews of each of his books. Gallo , Wendy J. Peck's novels have also received prestigious awards including the Edgar for Are You in the House Alone? He is also the recipient of the Margaret A. Gallo and Wendy J. Glenn recount the highlights of Peck's life, focusing on his world travels, his accomplishments as a teacher and his renowned writing career.
Following a brief period as a textbook editor in Chicago, Peck fulfilled one of his childhood dreams by moving to New York City. Here he taught junior high school, where he further observed the attitudes and reading preferences of young people. Though he enjoyed teaching, Peck resigned from his tenured post in due to an increasing disillusionment with what he perceived as the permissive and academically unfocused atmosphere at the school in which he taught.
Immediately after leaving his teaching position in New York City, Peck began fulfilling another childhood dream: In , his first young adult novel, Don't Look and It Won't Hurt , was published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston and met with generally positive reviews. The novel was later adapted for the silver screen as Gas, Food, Lodging in Peck's first award for his fiction came from the Friends of American Writers for The Ghost Belonged to Me , which was also adapted as a film by the same name.
- Canto di Natale (Italian Edition).
- Times 5 - The Generic Pattern (Educational Nursery Rhymes).
- Richard Peck: The Past is Paramount - - Rowman & Littlefield - Rowman & Littlefield;
- Richard Peck: The Past is Paramount - Donald R. Gallo, Wendy J. Glenn - Google Книги.
- The Canadian Almanac & Directory 1878-1879?
Another honor followed for Are You in the House Alone? Since , Peck has written more than 38 novels and edited several collections of poetry for young adults, in addition to writing and editing articles, short stories, essay collections, and children's books. His novels for adolescents all have one overriding message for readers: Though the medium may be comedy, mystery or the realistic "problem" novel, Peck's thesis that maturity is the result of responsibility for one's own actions is common throughout his young adult fiction.
In his own words, "A young adult novel is the chronicle of one step in a young character's climb to maturity. It can be comic, tragic, and often faltering, but it is always a step up.
For his oustanding contributions to the field of children's literature, he has been awarded the Margaret A. The Past is Paramount. Fifth Book of Junior Authors and Illustrators , pp. Something About the Author , vol.
Something About the Author Autobiography Series , vol. Twentieth-Century Children's Writers , 3rd ed. Scope and Content The collection contains eight series arranged in the following order: The promotional material, consisting of a publicity packet from Dell books, provides a good overview of Peck's career as a novelist.
The Past is Paramount
The correspondence consists of four letters to the de Grummond Collection. Representing Peck's awards, the collection holds his Illinois Author of the Year Award, presented to him in Peck's speeches, interviews, and public appearances are represented by fifteen typescripts and six cassette recordings of speeches and interviews, indicative of his active role as a public speaker across the United States and Canada. Correspondence and speeches have been arranged chronologically wherever possible. Books have been arranged alphabetically by title, and within each title according to the probable order in which the materials were generated in the production of the book.
Seventeen of Peck's published books are represented in the collection, all but one by original materials. This lavish historical novel, set in the Edwardian period and centered on the sinking of the Titanic, required a great deal of research on the author's part.
- The Summer Knows (Theme from Summer of 42).
Included among the research materials for this title are a photocopied letter from Walter Lord author of A Night to Remember and a photocopied list of first-class passengers aboard the Titanic. Other materials held for this title are an incomplete typescript, dated , a complete typescript from , and the author's galleys. Peck's third adult novel, This Family of Women , is represented by a complete typescript and a cover for the paperback edition.
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Included with the typescript is a possibly unpublished introduction in which Peck explains how he came to write the novel. Peck is best known for his young adult fiction. For the award-winning Are You in the House Alone? For this title there is a magazine article used for research, a typescript, galleys, and an uncorrected proof copy of the book.