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The Best Man

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
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 Gantos.

Archer 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 minutes 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.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Used availability for Richard Peck's The Best Man

Hardback Editions

September 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Best Man (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-606-40494-5 / 978-0-606-40494-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Best Man
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-8037-3839-0 / 978-0-8037-3839-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Best Man
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-14-751579-3 / 978-0-14-751579-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Best Man
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-7352-8886-0 / 978-0-7352-8886-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Best Man
Author(s): Richard Peck
Publisher: Listening Library
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September 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Best Man
Author(s): Richard Peck
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Best Man
Author(s): Richard Peck
Publisher: Dial Books
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