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Past Perfect, Present Tense: New and Collect Stories

Overview

Compiled for the first time, here are all of Newbery Award–winning author Richard Peck’s previously published short stories and two brand-new ones. From comedy to tragedy to historical to contemporary; from "Priscilla and the Wimps," Peck’s first short story, to "Shotgun Cheatham’s Last Night Above Ground," which inspired both A Long Way from Chicago and A Year Down Yonder, to "The Electric Summer," Peck’s jumping-off point for Fair Weather, readers will thrill at Peck’s engaging short fiction. Complete with the ...
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Overview

Compiled for the first time, here are all of Newbery Award–winning author Richard Peck’s previously published short stories and two brand-new ones. From comedy to tragedy to historical to contemporary; from "Priscilla and the Wimps," Peck’s first short story, to "Shotgun Cheatham’s Last Night Above Ground," which inspired both A Long Way from Chicago and A Year Down Yonder, to "The Electric Summer," Peck’s jumping-off point for Fair Weather, readers will thrill at Peck’s engaging short fiction. Complete with the author’s own notes on the stories as well as tips and hints for aspiring writers and two new stories, this vibrant and varied collection offers something for everyone.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
"Two new stories pair with 11 previously published tales here," noted PW. "It is Peck's introductions to each grouping of stories and his two additional sections for aspiring writers that make the collection exceptional." Ages 8-up. (Apr.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781417729258
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 177

Meet the Author

Richard Peck
Richard Peck
Richard Peck created Grandma Dowdel in a short story called "Shotgun Cheatham's Last Night Above Ground," which became the first chapter of this book.  He says, "Grandma is too sizable to be confined in a single story, to sizable and mystifying to her growing grandchildren, who in each visit discover in her a different woman."
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