Here Lies The Librarian by Richard PeckHere Lies The Librarian by Richard Peck

Here Lies The Librarian

byRichard Peck

Paperback | September 6, 2007

Pricing and Purchase Info

$10.78 online 
$11.99 list price save 10%
Earn 54 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Peewee idolizes Jake, a big brother whose dreams of auto mechanic glory are fueled by the hard road coming to link their Indiana town and futures with the twentieth century. And motoring down the road comes Irene Ridpath, a young librarian with plans to astonish them all and turn Peewee’s life upside down. Here Lies the Librarian, with its quirky characters, folksy setting, classic cars, and hilariously larger-than-life moments, is vintage Richard Peck—an offbeat, deliciously wicked comedy that is also unexpectedly moving.
"I spent the first eighteen years of my life in Decatur, Illinois, a middle-American town in a time when teenagers were considered guilty until proven innocent, which is fair enough. My mother read to me before I could read to myself, and so I dreamed from the start of being a writer in NewYork. But Decatur returned to haunt me, becomi...
Title:Here Lies The LibrarianFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.42 inPublished:September 6, 2007Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142409081

ISBN - 13:9780142409084

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck This is a great little book that I breezed through very quickly. It's an historical fiction set in early 20th century USA, when the automobile was just beginning to make its mark. After the old librarian dies in a twister - "Heaven stamped her overdue" - four new librarians from Butler University show up to take her place and bring some excitement to the town. The story is narrated by 8th grader Peewee McGrath and is set in a rural town in Indiana, a place so small it doesn't even have its own name. Aside from library science, the book concentrates heavily upon the early automobiles. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a distinctive, witty voice, regardless of whether early automobiles interest you.
Date published: 2017-10-05

Editorial Reviews

As always, Peck writes with humor and affection about times past, elders, and growing up strong. (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)