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Two Newspapers Recommend Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck '56

December 6, 2011

57523December 6, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — The Missourian of Washington, Missouri, invites its readers to "Set sail with Secrets at Sea, a rollicking novel that’s pitch-perfect by Richard Peck." The author, a 1956 graduate of DePauw University, is "in top form in this tale of the Upstairs Cranstons, an Ohio family who embark on a voyage to England during Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee."

The newspaper includes Peck's latest novel for young readers in a listing of "buzz book picks" for the holiday season, accessible here.

Allentown, Pennsylvania's Morning Call also recommends Peck's new book, 102995which includes illustrations by Kelly Murphy. It notes, "Written in the beloved tradition of Desperaux and The Borrowers, this irresistible mouse adventure is a delight for grades 4-7."

You'll find more at the newspaper's website.

Secrets at Sea is also among the "Notable Children's Books of 2011" recently listed in the New York Times.

An English literature major at DePauw, Richard Peck has been called "America's best living author for young adults" and was the first children's book author to receive the National Humanities Medal. Are You In The House Alone? won the 1978 Edgar Allan Poe Award. He received the Newbery Gold Medal in 2001 for A Year Down Yonder. A Long Way From Chicago was a National Book Award finalist as was his Civil War novel, The River Between Us. All told, Peck has authored 40 novels.

Source: The Missourian

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