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The Resource The Best Man

The Best Man

Label
The Best Man
Title
The Best Man
Statement of responsibility
Richard Peck
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Newbery Medalist Richard Peck tells a story of small-town life, gay marriage, and everyday heroes in this novel for fans of Gary Schmidt and Jack GantosArcher Magill has spent a lively five years of grade school with one eye out in search of grown-up role models. Three of the best are his grandpa, the great architect; his dad, the great vintage car customizer,; and his uncle Paul, who is just plain great. These are the three he wants to be. Along the way he finds a fourth—Mr. McLeod, a teacher. In fact, the first male teacher in the history of the school. But now here comes middle school and puberty. Change. Archer wonders how much change has to happen before his voice does. He doesn't see too far ahead, so every day or so a startling revelation breaks over him. Then a really big one when he's the best man at the wedding of two of his role models. But that gets ahead of the story.In pages that ripple with laughter, there's a teardrop here and there. And more than a few insights about the bewildering world of adults, made by a boy on his way to being the best man he can be
Summary
Archer has four important role models in his life--his dad, his grandfather, his uncle Paul, and his favorite teacher, Mr. McLeod. When Uncle Paul and Mr. McLeod get married, Archer's sixth-grade year becomes one he'll never forget
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2017
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2016
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10526636
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peck, Richard
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
540
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Best Man
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:20695bfe-f493-4433-ab97-e80bdbd9d832
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780698189737
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Best Man
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:20695bfe-f493-4433-ab97-e80bdbd9d832
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780698189737
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Independence Public LibraryBorrow it
      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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