Meet the Author
Richard Peck has won almost every children’s fiction award, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the Newbery Medal (for A Year Down Yonder), the Scott O’ Dell Award (for The River Between Us), and the Edgar (for Are You in the House Alone?), and he has twice been nominated for a National Book Award. He was the first children’s author to ever have been awarded a National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City.
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I loved how it expressed the feelings of the charecters. it tugged on my heart strings. i was crying when i found out the grandma had cancer, and the drunk was their grandfather. it was funny when he went skinny-dipping in the hot tub.