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Invitations to the World: Teaching and Writing for the Young [Hardcover]

By Richard Peck (Author)
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Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.66" Width: 5.76" Height: 0.81"
Weight:   0.79 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 30, 2002
Publisher   Dial
ISBN  0803727348  
EAN  9780803727342  

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From one of the most respected voices in young-adult literature comes this impassioned, inspiring book of observations and ideas. Part memoir, part writing manual, part social commentary, Invitations to the World spans Richard Peck's entire career-from his first days as a high school English teacher to his current life as a Newbery-winning author-and touches on the issues that have followed him throughout it: the dangers of conformity and censorship, the limits of our education system, and the desire to provide young people with books that will nourish their fragile individuality.

Including strong, witty poems and excerpts from Peck's award-winning novels, as well as reproducible pages of tips for encouraging children to read, this is an invaluable book for all parents, librarians, teachers, writers, and readers.

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More About Richard Peck

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Richard Peck has written more than thirty novels, and in the process has become one of the country's most highly respected writers for children. In fact The Washington Post called him "America's best living author for young adults." A versatile writer, he is beloved by middle-graders as well as young adults for his historical and contemporary comedies and coming-of-age novels. He lives in New York City, and spends a great deal of time traveling around the country to speaking engagements at conferences, schools, and libraries.
Mr. Peck is the first children's book author to have received a National Humanities Medal. He is a Newbery Medal winner (for A Year Down Yonder), a Newbery Honor winner (for A Long Way from Chicago), a two-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Edgar Award winner. In addition, he has won a number of major honors for the body of his work, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the ALAN Award, and the Medallion from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Richard Peck was born in 1934.

Richard Peck has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Puffin Classics

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The Story Of A High School Teacher  Mar 28, 2006
The book I read is the Invitations To The World.It's about ths high school teacher learning aout the student and threw the limits of education and danger of comfort and it talks a little of bullying and about votes.He puts a date 9/11 and he says it's a dramatic that need for ridges if geography liked this book was literature.About danger of comformity and censorship about he's a great author and i give 5 stars to him because i really like this book.My opion is that most of tis stuff i agree because it makes alot of sence about this stuff that he's talking about.Richard Peck gives alot of what he means alot.He was the only the adult in the room hope his best of luck hope he writes another book soon.
Every Teacher and Writer Should Read This  Jan 1, 2003
I am an undergraduate English major with a passion for children's literature and young adult literature (which drives a few of my current professors crazy). What an amazing experience it was to pick up this non-fiction work by Richard Peck that details Peck's own passion for America's youth and his way of reaching out to them through his outstanding (I was already a fan of Peck's work) novels. The work is, as the inside of the dust jacket claims, part "memoir, social commentary, and writing manual." Peck tells how he came to writing young adult literature, he evokes the great need for the books, and he details what and why he has written. The works serves not just as an overview of Peck's work but also of the young adult genre since its inception. There is so much to gain from this work, and you certainly come away from it feeling just what an extraordinary man and writer Richard Peck is, and you feel the extant of the extraordinary accomplishments young adult literature has made and the great need for it to be read by today's youth. Invitation to the World is a work that anyone who will be teaching should read (including non-English teachers), and anyone who may be planning to write children's or young adult literture cannot miss this.

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