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Fair Weather [Paperback]

By Richard Peck (Author)
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Overview
Set at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, Rosie gets her first taste of big city life as she, her siblings, and their grandfather attend the big event where they soon meet famous people, share an exciting experience, and take in all the wonders the fair has to offer. Reprint.

Publishers Description
Thirteen-year-old Rosie Beckett has never strayed further from her family's farm than a horse can pull a cart. Then a letter from her Aunt Euterpe arrives, and everything changes. It's 1893, the year of the World's Columbian Exposition-the "wonder of the age"-a.k.a. the Chicago World's Fair. Aunt Euterpe is inviting the Becketts to come for a visit and go to the fair Award-winning author Richard Peck's fresh, realistic, and fun-filled writing truly brings the World's Fair-and Rosie and her family-to life.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Fair Weather by Richard Peck has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1109
  • PW Notes and Reprints - 03/10/2003 page 74
  • Publishers Weekly - 03/10/2003
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 693
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 742
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 972


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Item Specifications...


Studio: Puffin
Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.88" Width: 5.04" Height: 0.45"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 16, 2003
Publisher   Puffin
Age  9-12
ISBN  0142500348  
ISBN13  9780142500347  
UPC  051488005995  


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More About Richard Peck


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Richard Peck has written more than thirty novels, and in the process has become one of the country's most highly respected writers for children. In fact The Washington Post called him "America's best living author for young adults." A versatile writer, he is beloved by middle-graders as well as young adults for his historical and contemporary comedies and coming-of-age novels. He lives in New York City, and spends a great deal of time traveling around the country to speaking engagements at conferences, schools, and libraries.
Mr. Peck is the first children's book author to have received a National Humanities Medal. He is a Newbery Medal winner (for A Year Down Yonder), a Newbery Honor winner (for A Long Way from Chicago), a two-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Edgar Award winner. In addition, he has won a number of major honors for the body of his work, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the ALAN Award, and the Medallion from the University of Southern Mississippi.



Richard Peck was born in 1934.

Richard Peck has published or released items in the following series...
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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > Fiction > 1800s
3Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > Fiction > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life
6Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12
7Books > Subjects > Children > Literature
8Books > Subjects > Teens > Authors, A-Z > ( P ) > Peck, Richard
9Books > Subjects > Teens > History & Historical Fiction > Historical Fiction



Reviews - What do customers think about Fair Weather?

wonderful book for all ages..  Aug 15, 2007
This is supposed to be a kids book, but the whole family liked it so well that I bought a couple more copies to give away. It is about a rural family going to the Chicago World's fair in 1893. The descriptions of the fair, and the characters in this book are delightful. Highly recommend.
 
Interesting, yet Boring  Apr 27, 2007
Open this book and you'll read a story of a young girl with her family, going to new places, and changing her widow aunt's life forever. From Richard Peck, the creator of the Newberry Medal-winning novel, A Year Down Yonder, comes the just as popular, Fair Weather. Using the famous Chicago World's Fair with legends like Buffalo Bill and the beautiful Lillian Russell and a mix of a fictional family, Richard Peck made an exciting historical fiction novel. He truly wrote a story that shows the advance of technology during the 19th century. Many inventions from the typewriter to the zoopraxiscope and even the Ferris Wheel are included in this book. He integrated many inventions. Also, he showed the emphasis on the use of technology, mainly electricity. If you want to read a fascinating book about technology, inventions, or even on the many fashions from the 19th century, you should pick up this novel. Fair Weather is a very appealing book, but it was boring in the beginning. Then again, most books are boring in the beginning anyway. Fortunately the book has an ironic, but still happy, ending that makes up for the beginning. Also, Fair Weather has exciting details throughout the book that will keep you interested. For me, Fair Weather was the best book that I have read in a long time.

- James Nguyen

Sorry if I posted this twice, I can't find my first time.
 
Interesting, yet Boring  Apr 27, 2007
Open this book and you' ll read a story of a young girl with her family, going to new places, and changing her widow aunt's life forever. From Richard Peck, the creator of the New berry Medal-winning novel, A Year Down Yonder, comes the just as popular, Fair Weather. Using the famous Chicago World's Fair with legends like Buffalo Bill and the beautiful Lillian Russell and a mix of a fictional family, Richard Peck made an exciting historical fiction novel. He truly wrote a story that shows the advance of technology during the 19th century. Many inventions from the typewriter to the zoopraxiscope and even to the Ferris Wheel are included in this book. He integrated many inventions. Also, he showed the emphasis on the use of technology, mainly electricity. If you want to read a fascinating book about technology, inventions, or even on the many fashions from the 19th century, you should pick up this novel. Fair Weather is a very appealing book, but it was boring in the beginning. Then again, most books are boring in the beginning anyway. Fortunately the book has an ironic, but still happy, ending that makes up for the beginning. Also, Fair Weather has exciting details throughout the book that will keep you interested. Fair Weather was the best book that I have read in a long time.
 
Fair Weather  Apr 26, 2007
Fair Weather

The author of Fair Weather is Richard Peck. Richard Peck is the celebrated author of over thirty novels. He's won a Newberry Medal for A Year Down Yonder, a Newberry Honor for its prequel, A Long Way From Chicago, and a Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in young adults literature. In 2002, he was awarded a National Humanities Medal by the president and First Lady Laura Bush. Richard Peck grew up in Decatur, Illinois, and now lives in New York City.

This book was a Historical Fiction book that contained a lot of authentic information. I researched on the, internet, some of the tools and inventions that were in it and found out that, yes, they had been invented around 1983, which was when the book took place. I did some research on the ferris wheel, the zoogyroscope, and the picture postcard.

I liked Fair Weather because it was interesting and made me want to read on. I also liked that it was about a different time period than the one that we're living in today , which allowed me to learn about how things were back then. I liked that it was a Historical Fiction book and it was educational and good to read at the same time. I also liked how the Chicago World Fair was so accurately described and how it was an adventure story. This book helped me learn some things about my topic, but there weren't as many tools and inventions in it as I had expected there would be. I would reccomend Fair Weather ,however, to those who enjoy books that are full of historical events and that are about adventure.

-Fernanda
 
Fair Weather  Apr 25, 2007
Fair Weather

The author of Fair Weather is Richard Peck. Richard Peck is the celebrated author of over thirty novels. He's won a Newberry Medal for A Year Down Yonder, a Newberry Honor for its prequel, A Long Way From Chicago, and a Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in young adults literature. In 2002, he was awarded a National Humanities Medal by the president and First Lady Laura Bush. Richard Peck grew up in Decatur, Illinois, and now lives in New York City.

This book was a Historical Fiction book that contained a lot of authentic information. I researched on the, internet, some of the tools and inventions that were in it and found out that, yes, they had been invented around 1983, which was when the book took place. I did some research on the ferris wheel, the zoogyroscope, and the picture postcard.

I liked Fair Weather because it was interesting and made me want to read on. I also liked that it was about a different time period than the one that we're living in today , which allowed me to learn about how things were back then. I liked that it was a Historical Fiction book and it was educational and good to read at the same time. I also liked how the Chicago World Fair was so accurately described and how it was an adventure story. This book helped me learn some things about my topic, but there weren't as many tools and inventions in it as I had expected there would be. I would reccomend Fair Weather ,however, to those who enjoy books that are full of historical events and that are about adventure.

-Fernanda
 

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