Study the characters, themes, language, and historical connections of award-winning author Richard Peck's books. This printable curriculum guide contains discussion questions, activities, and thematic connections for many of his books, including A Long Way from Chicago, A Year Down Yonder, A Season of Gifts, Are You in the House Alone?, Fair Weather, The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts, Here Lies the Librarian, Strays Like Us, The River Between Us, Amanda Miranda, On the Wings of Heroes, Three Quarters Dead, Ghosts I Have Been, The Ghost Belonged to Me, Father Figure, and Past Perfect, Present Tense: New and Collected Stories. Additionally, an author Q&A, reading aloud strategies, tips for young writers, and project ideas are enclosed in this packet.
The Penguin Group is the second-largest English-language trade book publisher in the world. The company possesses perhaps the world's most prestigious list of best-selling authors and a backlist of unparalleled breadth, depth, and quality. Penguin Young Readers Group features books by authors and illustrators including Judy Blume, Brian Jacques, Eric Carle, and beloved characters like Winnie-the-Pooh, Madeline, The Little Engine that Could, and many, many more.