Secrets at Sea (Hardcover)

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    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.

    In the beloved tradition of The Borrowers, The Tale of Desperaux, and The Cricket in Times Square, here is an irresistible adventure story of the tiny individuals who secretly live among us humans.

    Helena is the oldest of four mouse siblings who live in the walls of the Cranston estate. It is 1887 when the nouveau riche Cranstons decide to take a cruise ship to England in search of a husband for their awkward older daughter. The Cranston mice stow away in the luggage . . . and so begins the time of their lives, as they meet intriguing, cosmopolitan mice onboard and take it upon themselves to help the human Cranston daughters find love. They might just find perfect futures for themselves as well!

    Full of laughs, near-misses, and surprise, this is Richard Peck at his best and most playful.

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    ISBN 9780803734555
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 238
    Publisher Date 2011-10-13 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Dial Books for Young Readers
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.9 lb
    Language English
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Peck, Richard
    Country of Origin United States

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