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Queenie Peavy Paperback – August 1, 1987

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A captivating story about the biggest troublemaker in schoola remarkable girl named Queeniewho learns a lesson about responsibility when her father is put in jail. Ages 8-12.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Robert Burch has been praised by "Atlanta Weekly" magazine as "the author of some of the finest, most satisfying books for young people to be written in the South in this century." Author of nineteen books for children, Burch is a three-time winner of the Georgia Children's Book Award, an honor bestowed by the schoolchildren of the state. His story "Queenie Peavy" is a winner of the Children's Literature Association's Phoenix Award.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 850L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; Reissue edition (August 1, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140323058
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140323054
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #901,948 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Robert Burch has succeeded in providing a lively, vital, energetic juvenile character with the intelligence and guts to stand up to her stressful life which includes a not so respectible father. Through her lively, but sometimes disruptive activities at school and in her community, Queeny gains a reputation as a fighter and a loner. Youthful readers can vicariously identify with her rebellious nature and learn from Queeny's mistakes.
In today's world, many children live with this same type of stress (parent in jail) and more. As a former sixth grade teacher and current school counselor, I have used Queeny Peavy for many years. Queeny is a great role model for teachers and counselors to use to set the tone for goalsetting and growth in their student.
Robert Burch does a masterful job as he takes Queeny from a scrapping "rascal" to a focused youth in her search for her own self-worth.
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Robert Burch has written a great book about an 8th grade tomboy, Queenie Peavy. She has to deal with the Great Depression, and her father in jail. At school, Queenie is picked on alot by her classmates. She gets so mad at one of them, she breaks his leg! She is also known for bulls eye aim. Her hobby is throwing rocks at everything! Teachers or kids, if you're looking for a good book, Queenie Peavy is it!
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A Kid's Review on September 10, 2000
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My name is Demetri C. This book was about a tomboy named Queenie Peavy. She got fed up with all the other kids picking on her, so she bullied them. I am going to read this book over again. You have to read this book. It is so GREAT!
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Queenie Peavy doesn't care about anything. At least that's what she tells herself when her classmates make fun of her for being poor, or when children in town taunt her because her father is in the federal penitentiary in Atlanta. Between chewing tobacco, throwing rocks, and even breaking one of her classmate's legs, Queenie's on the road to deep trouble herself. If only her father will come home, everything will be better, right?

Queenie Peavy is an incredibly real novel about a girl on the cusp of growing up who has to decide for herself what kind of woman she wants to be. Does she want to use her father's sins as an excuse to be lazy and destructive? Or does she want to live her own life, free from the shadow of crime and poverty?
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By Athena on December 23, 2013
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this was an awsome book. the way queeny changed after her father got out of prison was amazing, even though her dad is a real jerk! i hope queeny stays nice. it will do her good in her lifetime.
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