Tag: Richard Peck

  • The Ideology Of Wealth In Stories

    The Ideology Of Wealth In Stories

    Wealth brings out the worst in people. This is the overriding message we get from stories in general, be they for children or adults. However, sometimes by working hard a hero can become rich. In a Cinderella story goodness leads naturally to riches. This is thought to be Cinderella’s rightful place — after all, Cinderella is not a rags to riches story. It’s a riches to rags to riches again story. The high born are thought to be worthy due to their superior bloodline.

  • A Long Way From Chicago By Richard Peck

    A Long Way From Chicago By Richard Peck

    A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck is a Newbery Honor book from 1998, set in the era of The Great Depression. An adult narrator looks back and remembers his wily trickster grandmother. This book is one of the most moving and well-written children’s books I’ve read, at once comical and resonant. This is […]

  • The River Between Us by Richard Peck

    The River Between Us by Richard Peck

    The River Between Us is a middle grade novel by American writer Richard Peck.

  • Strays Like Us by Richard Peck Storytelling Tips

    Strays Like Us is a 1998 middle grade novel by American author Richard Peck. (155 pages) Peck not only understands the fragile emotions of adolescents, he also knows what kind of characters will pique their interest. In this tender novel, he paints a richly detailed portrait of Molly, a drug-addict’s daughter sent at the age…

  • Realism In Fiction For Children

    REALISM IN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE Bear in mind, children’s literature is a recent form of literature and emerged with the establishment of realism. Many of the notes below are from Professor David Beagley, La Trobe University, Genres In Children’s Literature: Lecture 13: Realism In Fiction For Children, available on iTunes U REALISM FOR MIDDLE GRADE READERS…