The River Between Us by Richard Peck audiobook

The River Between Us

By Richard Peck
Read by Lina Patel , with Daniel Passer

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Richard Peck is a master of stories about people in transition, but perhaps never before has he told a tale of such dramatic change as this one, set during the first year of the Civil War. The whole country is changing in 1861-even the folks from a muddy little Illinois settlement on the banks of the Mississippi. Here, fifteen-year-old Tilly Pruitt frets over the fact that her brother is dreaming of being a soldier and that her sister is prone to supernatural visions. A boy named Curry could possibly become a distraction. Then a steamboat whistle splits the air. The Rob Roy from New Orleans docks at the landing, and off the boat step two remarkable figures: a vibrant, commanding young lady in a rustling hoop skirt and a darker, silent woman in a plain cloak, with a bandanna wrapped around her head. Who are these two fascinating strangers? And is the darker woman a slave, standing now on the free soil of Illinois? When Tilly's mother invites the women to board at her house, the whole world shifts for the Pruitts and for their visitors as well. Within a page-turning tale of mystery, adventure, and the civilian Civil War experience, Richard Peck has spun a breathtaking portrait of the lifelong impact that one person can have on another. This is a novel of countless riches.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2004 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction

A 2003 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature

A 2003 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Young Adult Fiction

A 2006 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award Nominee

A 2003 Publishers Weekly Best Book for Children

Richard Peck is a master of stories about people in transition, but perhaps never before has he told a tale of such dramatic change as this one, set during the first year of the Civil War. The whole country is changing in 1861-even the folks from a muddy little Illinois settlement on the banks of the Mississippi. Here, fifteen-year-old Tilly Pruitt frets over the fact that her brother is dreaming of being a soldier and that her sister is prone to supernatural visions. A boy named Curry could possibly become a distraction. Then a steamboat whistle splits the air. The Rob Roy from New Orleans docks at the landing, and off the boat step two remarkable figures: a vibrant, commanding young lady in a rustling hoop skirt and a darker, silent woman in a plain cloak, with a bandanna wrapped around her head. Who are these two fascinating strangers? And is the darker woman a slave, standing now on the free soil of Illinois? When Tilly's mother invites the women to board at her house, the whole world shifts for the Pruitts and for their visitors as well. Within a page-turning tale of mystery, adventure, and the civilian Civil War experience, Richard Peck has spun a breathtaking portrait of the lifelong impact that one person can have on another. This is a novel of countless riches.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This unusual Civil War novel really boosts Peck’s credentials as America’s best living author for young adults. Not only is it a gripping yarn…but it is nearly as intricately structured as Wuthering Heights, with multiple narrators and tales-within-tales enhancing both the mystery and the wistfulness of long-ago events.” Washington Post
“Peck writes beautifully, bringing history alive through Tilly’s marvelous voice and deftly handling themes of family, race, war, and history. A rich tale full of magic, mystery, and surprise.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The author crafts his characters impeccably and threads together their fates in surprising ways that shed light on the complicated events of the Civil War.” Publishers Weekly
“The harsh realities of war are brutally related in a complex, always surprising plot that resonates on multiple levels.” Horn Book (starred review)

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Reviews

by paiyton 9/13/2017
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this is a good book i would recomened it to others to read very good.

this book is very good my favorite character is cass cause of how she can she visions and how in chapter one or two she saw the dead.

Author

Author Bio: Richard Peck

Author Bio: Richard Peck

Richard Peck has won almost every children’s fiction award, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the Newbery Medal, the Scott O’Dell Award, and the Edgar, and he has twice been nominated for a National Book Award. He was the first children’s author ever to have been awarded a National Humanities Medal.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 3.90
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English