The Resource The best man, Richard Peck

The best man, Richard Peck

Label
The best man
Title
The best man
Statement of responsibility
Richard Peck
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
  • Archer Magill has spent a lively, funny five years of elementary school on the lookout for role models. Three of the best are in his own family: his grandpa, the great architect; his dad, the great car remodeler; 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 truly great teacher. And one who becomes a bit of a celebrity - along with his army dog, Argus. But now here comes middle school, and a whole lot of change. Archer wonders how much change has to happen before his voice does! He doesn't see too far ahead (even though he's always watching), and so he regularly seems to be taken by surprise. Then a really big surprise 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 are a few tears as well. And plenty of insights about the bewildering world of adults, made by a boy on his way to becoming the best man he can be. -- from dust jacket
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
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
  • Bluebonnet Nominee.
  • Boston Globe/Horn Book Fiction & Poetry Honor, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10526636
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-2018
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peck, Richard
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Middle School
  • 540
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • MG
  • MG
LC call number
PZ7.P338
LC item number
Bes 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
540
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Reading level
  • 4.1.
  • 3.2.
  • 4.1
  • 4.1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts!
  • A/R 4.1 6.0 points.
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Schools
  • Role models
  • Weddings
  • Gays
  • Family life
  • Schools
  • Role models
  • Weddings
  • Gays
  • Families
  • Gays
  • Role models
  • Schools
  • Weddings
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The best man, Richard Peck
Link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGm8dgi9I6M
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn933567931
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780803738393
Lccn
2015049803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933567931
Label
The best man, Richard Peck
Link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGm8dgi9I6M
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn933567931
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780803738393
Lccn
2015049803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933567931

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