Queenie Peavy

Paperback | August 1, 1987

byRobert Burch

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A heartwarming story from the Great Depression

Queenie Peavy is the worst troublemaker at school and the best shot in Georgia—with her father in jail, why shouldn’t she be angry? But Queenie wonders what would happen if she tried to behave herself, just for one day.

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The biggest troublemaker at school and the best shot in Georgia, Queenie Peavey feels she has a right to be angry when her father is thrown in jail. But what would happen if Queenie tried to behave for just one day

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A heartwarming story from the Great DepressionQueenie Peavy is the worst troublemaker at school and the best shot in Georgia—with her father in jail, why shouldn’t she be angry? But Queenie wonders what would happen if she tried to behave herself, just for one day.

Robert J. Burch was an American writer of 19 children's books for young readers, including Ida Early Comes over the Mountain, Queeny Peavy, and DJ'S Worst Enemy. Many of his stories are based on his childhood experiences in rural Georgia during the Great Depression.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.86 × 5.13 × 0.42 inPublished:August 1, 1987Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140323058

ISBN - 13:9780140323054

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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The biggest troublemaker at school and the best shot in Georgia, Queenie Peavey feels she has a right to be angry when her father is thrown in jail. But what would happen if Queenie tried to behave for just one day

Editorial Reviews

“Queenie will be hard to forget.”—Horn Book

 “A robust portrait of . . . a memorable heroine.”—Library Journal

“A poignant, realistic story . . . about a defiant girl—a tobacco chewer and a tomboy—who learns to face responsibility.”—The New York Times

“Funny and compassionate . . . a rare book.”—Publishers Weekly