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The River Between Us ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☆ The River Between Us Author Richard Peck – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk 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 co Richard Peck is a master of stories about people in transition, but perhaps never before has he The River PDF or told a tale of such dramatic change as this one, set during the first year of the Civil War The whole country is changing ineven 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.

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  • Hardcover
  • 164 pages
  • The River Between Us
  • Richard Peck
  • English
  • 10 July 2019
  • 0803727356

About the Author: Richard Peck

Richard Peck was an American novelist known for his prolific contributions to modern young adult literature He The River PDF or was awarded the Newbery Medal in for his novel A Year Down Yonder For his cumulative contribution to young adult literature, he received the Margaret A Edwards Award from the American Library Association in .



10 thoughts on “The River Between Us

  1. Juli Juli says:

    The year is 1861 Tilly Pruitt lives in Illinois with her brother Noah, her sister Cass and their mother With their father gone, they are struggling to make ends meet Then a stranger from New Orleans steps off a steamboat headed to St Louis Delphine and her companion Calinda are like nothing the small town of Grand Tower has ever seen They cannot continue their journey to St Louis, so Mrs Pruitt takes them in as paying boarders Rumors begin to fly around town immediately Residents wonder The year is 1861 Tilly Pruitt lives in Illinois with her brother Noah, her sister Cass and their mother With their father gone, they are struggling to make ends meet Then a stranger from New Orleans steps off a steamboat headed to St Louis Delphine and her companion Calinda are like nothing the small town of Grand Tower has ever seen They cannot continue their journey to St Louis, so Mrs Pruitt takes them in as paying boarders Rumors begin to fly around town immediately Residents wonder if the darker woman, Calinda, is a slave, or if the two women are spies for the south And why is the Pruitt family harboring southerners Little do they all know the deep effect they will all have on each others lives and futures This story is told as a flashback, as Tilly s grandchildren come for a visit in 1916 The children learn the story of their dad s family, and a family secret or two This is just a lovely story It has such vibrant descriptions and memorable characters I just happened to find this book at the local thriftshop and picked it up I m glad I did It was a very enjoyable read Richard Peck has written many books for children, including A Year Down Yonder, which won the Newberry Medal in 2001 This is the first book I ve read by him I plan to readWonderful story

  2. Donna Donna says:

    This was an easy and fast historical fiction book for kids on the Civil war, but yet very good for adults I love Richard Peck and have read many of his books to my kids over the years We own many of them, so when my kids pick one up I know it is appropriate for the age and I also know they are in for a treat because all of his stories I have enjoyed.This was a mild telling of some historical events that occurred in the Civil war era so that kids could glimpse at what it must have been like wit This was an easy and fast historical fiction book for kids on the Civil war, but yet very good for adults I love Richard Peck and have read many of his books to my kids over the years We own many of them, so when my kids pick one up I know it is appropriate for the age and I also know they are in for a treat because all of his stories I have enjoyed.This was a mild telling of some historical events that occurred in the Civil war era so that kids could glimpse at what it must have been like without scarring them for life I loved the character description and development, as well as the attention to detail given to that era This was a solid 4 stars for me, but I will up it onebecause it was age appropriate and well written

  3. Suzette Suzette says:

    This book was a little slow at first, but it really picked up and it really packed a punch I learned so much about from this different view of the Civil War, and things I never knew about the culture of New Orleans There is a small amount of graphic violence in a battle scene Richard Peck is an excellent author, and although I do prefer his comedies, this was a very well written book 4 1 2 stars from me.

  4. Faith Faith says:

    I don t even know what to think O.O

  5. Megan Megan says:

    What kept me reading this book was the fact that everything that was going on, was happening during the Civil War time period I believe the author s intention for writing this book was to let the reader see what life was like during that time My favorite character was Delphine Duval Delphine was my favorite character because she s very spunky, has a very high spirit, always looks on the bright side of things, and she s also extremely brave and courageous My least favorite character was Mrs What kept me reading this book was the fact that everything that was going on, was happening during the Civil War time period I believe the author s intention for writing this book was to let the reader see what life was like during that time My favorite character was Delphine Duval Delphine was my favorite character because she s very spunky, has a very high spirit, always looks on the bright side of things, and she s also extremely brave and courageous My least favorite character was Mrs Pruitt, or Mama Mrs Pruitt was my least favorite character because she worries WAY too much, she s WAY too protective, and she tends to be very negative about a lot of things The portion of the book that captivated my attention is on page 63, in the second paragraph, the last sentence of the second paragraph and all of the third paragraph This portion captivated my attention because the author mentions a death drawer The emotions this book caused me to feel, were those of excitement, adventurous and courageousness I wasn t able to predict the ending the book I didn t have any idea how it would end I would recommend this book to my history teacher, Coach Hubble I would also recommend this book to Mrs Trice and Mrs Pepper, my English teachers If this book was made into a movie, I don t have the slightest idea which actors I would choose to play the characters Although, I m sure I would eventually find the people actors that would fit the descriptions of each of the characters My favorite line from the book is on page 86, in the third paragraph, it says, We sat in a great satin lined, tufted candy box, glowing like high noon under the chattering chandeliers It was exactly what I hoped the world would be this bright, with gold dust in the air, and throbbing with the music

  6. Donna Donna says:

    During the early days of the Civil War, the Pruitt family takes in two mysterious young ladies who have fled New Orleans to come north to Illinois Richard Peck writes about Tilly Peck and her family in Grand Tower, Illinois along a settlement town along the Mississippi River, set in 1861 just before the Civil War begins The story opens with Howard Leland Hutchings telling of the road trip he, his dad, Dr William Hutchings, and his two younger brothers, Raymond and Earl make from St Louis to During the early days of the Civil War, the Pruitt family takes in two mysterious young ladies who have fled New Orleans to come north to Illinois Richard Peck writes about Tilly Peck and her family in Grand Tower, Illinois along a settlement town along the Mississippi River, set in 1861 just before the Civil War begins The story opens with Howard Leland Hutchings telling of the road trip he, his dad, Dr William Hutchings, and his two younger brothers, Raymond and Earl make from St Louis to Grand Tower Grand Tower is Dr Hutchings home town and he is returning to visit his mother Tilly and father, the first Dr William Hutchings and his Uncle Noah and Aunt Delphine, who all live at the old home place together It is during this visit that Howard learns about the family history its involvement in the Civil War, and is told a family secret Though Peck begins the story in first person with Howard as narrator, parts of the book are told by an unknown narrator or the reader must assume that Howard is telling the story as it was told to him by his grandmother Tilly Peck has a way of hooking the reader through his characters, especially his female characters, you want to read to see what they will do next The theme of this book could be that we are bound by family ties and it is through love and sacrifice that enables families to survive.The River Between Us was a National Book Award nominee in 2003

  7. Madonnasharma Madonnasharma says:

    Scott O Dell Award this is the first book that I have read by this author and I promptly added twoto my to read list I like his style, it is simple, but beautiful, and the choice of Scott O Dell Award National Book Award 2004 The River between Us by Richard PeckGrade level 7th upThe criteria given for this award is that it be historical fiction about events in The New World , written in English by a citizen of U.S and be for children or young adults Peck s masterpiece fits the criteria andthis is the first book that I have read by this author and I promptly added twoto my to read list I like his style, it is simple, but beautiful, and the choice of events and characters makes me want to knowabout their lives I see young adults, 13 18, really getting into this book and its topics the subject of first love, the war, the mysterious and of course honor, friendship, family and courage I just kept saying, they are only 16 and seem to have so much to teach us Delphine is memorable in her perfections and her imperfections, Tilly and the reader learn so much about faith and belief in oneself from her The themes, symbols and conflicts are well woven into the plot and the mystery of the story Peck artfully holds his reader in suspense, but are we really surprised at the end The title is meaningful and the subtle introductions of vicious and evil characters are well done and will help the young adult reader to see the importance of looking deeper into a person s soul and not judging by appearance She never knew when somebody would see her for who she was and turn on her But through Tilly s eyes, we see who she really is and we love Delphine and accept her I love history and stories, so this was so cool to read and learn some new facts about the Civil War, which I have taught But there is always something new to learn, especially the details about Illinois I was intrigued that Peck spoke through a woman character for much of the story and he did a great job portraying how a woman might feel At the end, young Bill s oldest son, Howard says, This was something Grandma Tilly couldn t understand how war promises a boy it can make a man out of him Now, I realized that Peck had not only told a great story, but he gave his readers two points of view and carefully developed this in the one story Mothers, sisters and sweethearts will probably never really understand why the young man they love goes off to war This easy to read novel is a definite award winner

  8. Laura Noto Laura Noto says:

    Summary The River Between Us is a chapter book for 7th to 12th graders It is a story that takes place in Illinois in the beginning of the Civil War The narrator is a 15 year old Caucasian girl named Tilly Pruitt She lives with her mother, her twin brother Noah, and her younger sister Cass Two mysterious strangers come into town one lighter skinned and dressed very eloquently and the other darker skinned, dressed less formal, with a wrap on her head and Tilly s mother offers them a room to Summary The River Between Us is a chapter book for 7th to 12th graders It is a story that takes place in Illinois in the beginning of the Civil War The narrator is a 15 year old Caucasian girl named Tilly Pruitt She lives with her mother, her twin brother Noah, and her younger sister Cass Two mysterious strangers come into town one lighter skinned and dressed very eloquently and the other darker skinned, dressed less formal, with a wrap on her head and Tilly s mother offers them a room to stay in Cass bonds with Calinda immediately and everyone is fascinated with Delphine Since Calinda has darker skin and she doesn t dress as fancy as Delphine, rumors spread that she is an escaped slave Tilly and her family know this probably isn t true but they wonder about where they came from The Civil War begins and Noah leaves home to fight This devastates Tilly s mother Tilly and Delphine, go to find Noah and bring him back from the war During this journey Tilly learns a lot about Delphine They find Noah, nurse him back to health, send him back to war, then nurse him back to health again to finally bring him home At the end of their long trip, Tilly and Delphine both find romance, friendship, and family Response This book begins with a grandson explaining a journey to see his father s family fifty years after the main story takes place Then after 15 pages the book shifts into the main story of Tilly and her family At the end of the book there is a chapter from the grandson s perspective that ends the book I enjoyed that there was closure to this story Most books end at a good point, or have an open ending, but this book tells the readers everything that they would like to know.Another thing that I liked about this book is that it gave various perspectives to the Civil War This book displays the stereotyping that many cultures had to deal with, the horrifying war lifestyles, the upset families at home, and the strength that many people had to help themselves and others This book picked you up and put you right into that point in history It referenced the clothing, cooking, heating, eating, and entertainment details It really makes you understand everything that these people had to deal with Even though the details about Delphine and Calinda were uncovered, I would have liked to learnabout their situation I never knew about their family and culture and I was interested to hearabout it

  9. Dolly Dolly says:

    During the first years of the Civil War, people in the small Midwestern river town of Grand Tower, Illinois were conflicted about which side to support in the war Some of the town s young men rallied to support the Union cause to preserve the nation while others went south to join the rebel forces Families and neighbors fought against one another in America s deadliest war In the midst of this, Richard Peck begins a story of love and loyalty, compassion and selflessness, but also fear and des During the first years of the Civil War, people in the small Midwestern river town of Grand Tower, Illinois were conflicted about which side to support in the war Some of the town s young men rallied to support the Union cause to preserve the nation while others went south to join the rebel forces Families and neighbors fought against one another in America s deadliest war In the midst of this, Richard Peck begins a story of love and loyalty, compassion and selflessness, but also fear and desperation The sudden arrival of two mysterious young women instigates a flurry of rumors and changes the lives of people in the town forever As the story comes to a conclusion, listeners will be astonished at how the echoes of one person s actions can impact others and rebound across several generations Bracketed by an introduction and conclusion narrated by Daniel Passer, Lina Patel s multifaceted narration adeptly shifts between characters, accents, and even languages adding understated inflections, tones, and nuances to complement the complex layers of the story The story features mature subjects including the cruel acts of discrimination, both subtle and overt racism even among Northern abolitionists , and the horrors of war Especially when describing Tilly and Delphine s experiences as they venture out to find Noah, Richard Peck does not hold back when describing the terrible conditions the young men describe encountering on the battlefield, while trying to return home, and in the field hospitals Recommended for grades 7 12.interesting quotes page numbers from paperback edition with ISBN13 9780142403105I didn t know what to make of that great world she come from, but she made me wantin my small onep 70Think how manythere must be like them perched very quiet up on people s family trees Safe now from being called ugly namesp 153

  10. Christine Jensen Christine Jensen says:

    Approximate Interest Level Reading Level Junior High High SchoolFormat Chapter BookAwards ALA Notable Books for Children 2004 , ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2004 , National Book Award Honor for Young People s Literature 2003 , Scott O Dell Award for Historical Fiction 2004 A young man travels with his father in the early 1900s to meet his extended family Once there, his grandmother, in the telling of their family history, relives her experience as a teenager when two mysterious strang Approximate Interest Level Reading Level Junior High High SchoolFormat Chapter BookAwards ALA Notable Books for Children 2004 , ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2004 , National Book Award Honor for Young People s Literature 2003 , Scott O Dell Award for Historical Fiction 2004 A young man travels with his father in the early 1900s to meet his extended family Once there, his grandmother, in the telling of their family history, relives her experience as a teenager when two mysterious strangers from the South become boarders in their home as the Civil War begins to root Complicated by the events of the war, suspicion, and prejudice, an unexpected twist forms as family secrets are revealed This book would greatly compliment a Civil War unit as well as being useful in exploring themes such as race, diversity, self identification, multiculturalism, and tolerance Given the bookend format of the time period and plot, acceptance and tolerance of racial diversity during two different time periods can be explored and questioned I also appreciated that the story takes place in southern Illinois, giving a glimpse into our state history during the Civil War as well as our national history

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