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The Best Man - by Richard Peck (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 240

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Dial Books

Age Range: 9-12 years

Author: Richard Peck

Language: English

Street Date: September 20, 2016
TCIN: 51530593
UPC: 9780803738393
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-6590


Praise for The Best Man

Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor
New York Times Notable Children's Book
Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Books of 2016
Horn Book Fanfare
School Library Journal Best Books of 2016
Kirkus Best Books of 2016
Booklist Best Books of 2016
Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2016

"Peck is at heart a gentle realist, a keen observer of family dynamics who uses the soft power of understated emotion to tack social issues. His latest middle grade novel, The Best Man is . . . a reminder that no matter your gender or sexuality, love is love is love."--The New York Times Book Review

"A puberty-stricken middle schooler learns about sexuality, gay marriage, and the various different ways to be a man when two of his beloved male role models get hitched in Peck's wonderful, important book."--Entertainment Weekly

* "A nostalgic slice of Rockwell Americana with a contemporary filling. Delicious--take a bite."--Kirkus, starred review

* "An indelible portrait of what it looks like to grow up in an age of viral videos and media frenzies, undergirded by the same powerful sense of family that characterizes so much of Peck's work."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Rise and toast The Best Man. . . . We're not done needing books like this. Comic, easy to read, swiftly paced, and matter-of-fact, Peck's latest steps out to lead the way."--Horn Book, starred review

* "A witty, engaging novel from a master storyteller."--Booklist, starred review

* "The Newbery Award-winning [Richard Peck] explores what it means to love and what it means to be a man. A modern, funny, and realistic tale featuring strong, nuanced, and unforgettable characters. . . . Essential."--School Library Journal, starred review

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