Search Results: "Robert L. Peck"


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CONTROLLING YOUR HORMONES by Robert L. Peck
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 29, 2008

"A periodically interesting, though occasionally dense discussion of human hormones."
An attempt to show how the wisdom of ancient science explains the effect of hormonal shifts in the context of modern science, and how understanding and controlling hormones can improve people's lives. Read full book review >

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NINE MAN TREE by Robert Newton Peck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The death of Velmer is gory; the tidy ending grates, but this is an exciting story, colorfully told. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In the Florida swamplands during the Depression, a giant, crazed, man-eating boarhog is terrorizing the community. Read full book review >

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A DAY NO PIGS WOULD DIE by Robert Newton Peck
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 1972

"American heritage verities, in a nutshell, and the kind of sentiment many people cotton to."
Clean as a whistle, almost that first one, this deals with an earlier Robert Peck's growing up and coming of an age in a Shaker household in Learning, Vermont, round and about the time of Calvin Coolidge. Read full book review >

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HORSE THIEF by Robert Newton Peck
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2002

"A nobody at the beginning of the story, Tullis is, by the end, a hero, and readers will enjoy following his madcap route to glory. (Fiction. 12+)"
"It was the horses that held my heart. . . . It was worship." Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: May 24, 2005

"There's nothing ordinary about the author or the wonderful folks he—and we—were privileged to meet. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Peck defines his fascinating life with vignettes that describe the extraordinary, ordinary persons he's encountered in boyhood, early manhood and in his later years. Read full book review >

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BRO by Robert Newton Peck
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2004

"Allusions to prison violence and a graphic scene out of Tug's memory make this a work for an older audience. (Fiction. 12+)"
Nine-year-old Tugwell Dockery doesn't speak. Read full book review >

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ARLY'S RUN by Robert Newton Peck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"A well-told story. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In a sequel to Arly (1989), the spirited young picker's quest for a new home and family takes him along a rocky road. Read full book review >

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A PART OF THE SKY by Robert Newton Peck
Released: Sept. 2, 1994

"We haven't waited long enough for this book."
The sequel to A Day No Pigs Would Die (1972) once again follows the young Robert Peck on his path to adulthood, but the strengths of the first novel — plain people, simple language, and old-fashioned Shaker values — are virtually parodied in this latest. Read full book review >

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EXTRA INNINGS by Robert Newton Peck
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2001

"Tate's dark night passes between chapters, his healing brings the story to a strong close. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Memorable for its cast, if not its patchy plot, this tale revolves around a teenager regaining his balance, both figuratively and literally, after losing most of his upper-class family. Read full book review >

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COWBOY GHOST by Robert Newton Peck
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1999

A disastrous cattle drive turns a boy into a man in this ripsnorter, set in Florida where, Peck (Soup Ahoy, 1994, etc.) avers, "the American cowboy originated." Read full book review >

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BASKET CASE by Robert Newton Peck
Released: March 2, 1979

"With all these shots he's bound to score occasionally, but the Henry Aldrich shenanigans pall."
Funny names are Peck's stock-in-trade, but this silly high school sitcom consists of little else, from the opening moment when Graffiti Prep's headmistress Portlee Stouter Winterbottom asks goof-off, hero Higbee Hartburn's help in the coming basketball game with Prat Falls High. Read full book review >

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SOUP AHOY by Robert Newton Peck
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Likably casual soft-pencil drawings. (Fiction. 9-11)"
When a letter from Soup and Rob brings less-than-intrepid radio hero Sinker O. Sailor to Learning, Vermont, the whole town turns out for a picnic climaxed by Sinker's spectacular entrance, flying out of Suicide Flume aboard a daffy craft assembled by the boys from found materials. Read full book review >