Father Figure

by Richard Peck

Penguin Young Reader Group | January 1, 1996 | Trade Paperback

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Seventeen-year-old Jim Atwater has played father to his kid brother Byron since their parents divorced eight years before. But Jim and Byron''s world falls apart when their mother dies and their father--who is a virtual stranger to the boys--shows up, wanting to be part of their lives. An ALA Notable Book for Young Adults.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 Pages, 4.33 × 7.09 × 0.39 in

Published: January 1, 1996

Publisher: Penguin Young Reader Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 014037969X

ISBN - 13: 9780140379693

Found in: Family Relationships
Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Father Figure

Father Figure

by Richard Peck

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 Pages, 4.33 × 7.09 × 0.39 in

Published: January 1, 1996

Publisher: Penguin Young Reader Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 014037969X

ISBN - 13: 9780140379693

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Seventeen-year-old Jim Atwater has played father to his kid brother Byron since their parents divorced eight years before. But Jim and Byron''s world falls apart when their mother dies and their father--who is a virtual stranger to the boys--shows up, wanting to be part of their lives. An ALA Notable Book for Young Adults.

About the Author

Ricahrd Peck was born and brought up in Decatur, Illinois on April 5, 1934. He went to college in Exeter, England before he was drafted in the army and served as a soldier in Germany, ghost-writing sermons for chaplains. After the war, Peck became an English teacher, lecturing to middle school students in Illinois and New York City, and that's where he found his calling. While still teaching, he wrote a column on the architecture of historic neighborhoods for the New York Times and contributed articles to the Saturday Review of Literature and the Chicago Tribune as well as other magazines and newspapers. Peck quit teaching on May 2, 1971. He went home and started writing right away. He wrote his first novel and brought it to Holt, Rinehart and Winston (now Henry Holt). An editor called him on the following morning to say it had been accepted and they wanted a second novel. A Year Down Yonder won the Newberry Medal in 2001 and Are You in the House Alone? won the Edgar Award for a mystery story. In 1990, Richard Peck received the MAE Award, a prestigious award sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association in cooperation with School Library Journal. His books have also received or been finalists for the Newbery, the National Book Award, ALA Notable Books, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America, and the Margaret A. Edwards Award. Peck has written over 34 books for both youadults and youn
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Seventeen-year-old Jim Atwater has played father to his kid brother Byron since their parents divorced eight years before. But Jim and Byron's world falls apart when their mother dies and their father--who is a virtual stranger to the boys--shows up, wanting to be part of their lives. An ALA Notable Book for Young Adults

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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