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Fair Weather

(2001)
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Granddad emits a strangled sound, 13-year-old Rosie pitches right off her chair, and young Buster just vibrates. What event catapults the Beckett family into such a state? The arrival of a letter from distant Chicago--and not just a letter, an invitation from Mama's elusive, wealthy sister Aunt Euterpe. She decides that it's high time for the children to see the world beyond "the four walls of a one-room country schoolhouse." And what better opportunity than the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, to honor the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America? Spanish nobility, President Cleveland, and Ferris wheels, oh my! Richard Peck, Newbery Medal-winning author of A Year Down Yonder, paints a charming portrait of a 19th-century farming family turned upside down by a visit to the big city. Narrator Rosie is friendly and funny as she describes the instant (if not entirely successful) citification of her family, encounters with Buffalo Bill himself, and her own delightfully eccentric Granddad who named his horse after Lillian Hellman (which is just fine until they meet her at the fair). This wonderful, witty glimpse into 19th-century America--sprinkled with historical photographs--concludes with an insightful essay on the Exposition. Heartily recommended. (Ages 10 and older) --Karin Snelson

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: Fair Weather
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 1-4395-1679-0 / 978-1-4395-1679-9 (USA edition)
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March 2003 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Fair Weather
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-7569-1376-4 / 978-0-7569-1376-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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April 2002 : USA Library Binding

Title: Fair Weather
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-606-28167-3 / 978-0-606-28167-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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February 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fair Weather
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-7862-3922-0 / 978-0-7862-3922-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fair weather: A novel
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-439-43033-X / 978-0-439-43033-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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September 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fair Weather
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-8037-2516-7 / 978-0-8037-2516-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial
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Paperback Editions

January 2009 : USA Paperback

Title: Fair Weather (Penguin)
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-13-701267-5 / 978-0-13-701267-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pearson
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September 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fair Weather
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-14-250034-8 / 978-0-14-250034-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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Audio Editions

May 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fair Weather
Author(s): Richard Peck
Publisher: Listening Library
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May 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Fair Weather
Author(s): Richard Peck
Publisher: Listening Library
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July 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Fair Weather (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-307-24632-9 / 978-0-307-24632-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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November 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Fair Weather
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-8072-0951-1 / 978-0-8072-0951-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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August 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Fair Weather
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-8072-0952-X / 978-0-8072-0952-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

March 2003 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Fair Weather
Author(s): Richard Peck
Publisher: Puffin Books
Availability: Amazon CA