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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (218 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Peck Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

Collected for the first time, here are thirteen of Richard Peck’s stories, including all of his previously published tales and two brand new ones.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joanna | 2/16/2014

    " I really enjoyed reading Peck's thoughts on the importance and strength of the short story form, and a few of the stories in this collection fulfill the promise he makes in his introduction. They are dazzlers, especially Waiting for Sebastian. That ghost story gave me the shivers, and felt complete. Unfortunately, the majority of these short stories gave me the feeling that I was reading a chapter from a longer work. I was not satisfied. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karen | 2/10/2014

    " Richard Peck's short stories are always entertaining! Good read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kari | 2/8/2014

    " My favorite story in this collection is titled, By Far the Worst Pupil at Long Point School. Richard Peck does humor so well, no wonder kids love him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Van James | 1/31/2014

    " this is a good book woth many short stories, with endings where you want to hear more, like when the boy who halucinated about a girl who was in an incident 30 years ago sees it, and you want to know, why, how, and you wanted to fid out more. "

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