The best man
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Published:
New York, New York : Puffin Books, 2017.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
232, 14 pages ; 20 cm
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 4.1 - AR Pts: 6
Lexile measure:
540L
Rating:
4.1.
Status:
Eagle View Elementary - Kids Fiction
F Pec
Smith Springs Elementary - Kids Fiction
F Pec
Description
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 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. Boston Globe Horn Honor Book Amazon Editors' Picks for Fall (Ages 9-12) New York Times Notable Children's Book Horn Book Fanfare School Library Journal Best Books of 2016 Kirkus Best Books of 2016 Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2016
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780147515797 (Mackin), 0147515793 (Mackin)
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4.1, 6 Points
Lexile measure:
540

Notes

General Note
Includes an excerpt from: A year down yonder.
Citation/References
Booklist Starred Reviews,,7/1/2016
Citation/References
Horn Book Guide Starred,,4/2017
Citation/References
Horn Book Magazine,,7/2016
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Kirkus Review,,6/1/2016
Citation/References
Publishers Weekly Starred,,5/30/2016
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School Library Journal Starred,,7/2016
Description
All through elementary school, Archer Magill has looked for role models and found three of them in his grandpa, dad, and uncle Paul, but now a fourth has joined their ranks--Mr. McLeod, who along with his army dog, Argus, becomes a bit of a celebrity. However, now middle school has started, and the changes are not for the better. Archer is then surprised by being named best man in two of his role models' wedding, which means he will have to figure out how to become the best Archer he can be.
Target Audience
4.1.
Target Audience
4-7.
Target Audience
540,Lexile.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR-ATOS,MG,4.1,6.0,184177.
Study Program Information
Reading Counts RC,3.2,11.0,69334.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Peck, R. (2017). The best man. New York, New York: Puffin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Peck, Richard, 1934-. 2017. The Best Man. New York, New York: Puffin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Peck, Richard, 1934-, The Best Man. New York, New York: Puffin Books, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Peck, Richard. The Best Man. New York, New York: Puffin Books, 2017. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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