Secrets at Sea

Secrets at Sea

by Richard Peck

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Overview

The adorable tale of a family of mice stowaways on an adventurous ship's journey

In the beloved tradition of The Borrowers, The Tale of Despereaux, and The Cricket in Times Square, here is an irresistible adventure story about the tiny creatures who secretly live among us humans, as only Newbery Medal winner Richard Peck could imagine it. Set on a grand cruise ship to England in 1887, this beautifully illustrated tale of a charming family of mice is full of laughs, near misses, and surprises. Multiple-award-winning author Richard Peck at his best and most playful!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142421833
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/11/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 763,037
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.67(d)
Lexile: 600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

RICHARD PECK (1934-2018) was born in Decatur, Illinois and lived in New York City for nearly 50 years. The acclaimed author of 35 novels for children and young adults, he won the Newbery Medal for A Year Down Yonder, a Newbery Honor for A Long Way from Chicago, the Scott O’Dell Award for The River Between Us, the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Are You in the House Alone?, a Boston Globe-Horn BookAward Honor for The Best Man, and the Christopher Medal for The Teacher’s Funeral. He was the first children’s author ever to have been awarded a National Humanities Medal, and was twice a National Book Award Finalist.  

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Secrets at Sea 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
ChristianR on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A pleasant book about four sibling mice who decide to cross the Atlantic when the people who live in the same house they do sail to England to try to find a husband for the eldest daughter. They discover an amazing underworld of mice accompanying their humans, and they learn how to help their humans achieve their goals.
EdGoldberg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I wish I could recreate for you Richard Peck's autograph on my copy of A Long Way From Chicago. The flourishes, the curlicues, the expansiveness of it are indications of how he talks and how he writes. There's an imagination, an imagery, a use of words that few authors achieve in a lifetime and he does it time and again. Maybe his mantra of "If you want to be a writer, you have to be a reader" really holds true. Whatever it is, he certainly has the talent. And Secrets at Sea will enchant you.The 'upstairs Cranstons' need to find a husband for older daughter, Olive. They've exhausted all the possibilities in the New York vicinity and have decided to try their luck abroad. They are off on a trans-Atlantic voyage to see what England has to offer.The 'downstairs Cranstons', the mice residing in the lower levels are frantic. What is to become of them if the Upstairs Cranstons desert them for foreign lands? Helena, the older sister to Louise, Beatrice and Lamont, decides to seek counsel from old, wise Aunt Fannie Fenimore, who lives in the mansion next door. Aunt Fannie looks into her crystal ball and describes Helena's two futures: the one that chooses her and the one that she chooses. The one that chooses Helena does not look promising, but the one that she can choose is even more frightening because in that crystal ball is the image of a huge ocean liner...and you should know that mice and water are not friends.And this is how Helena finds herself on an ocean liner bound for England and Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee - 60 years upon the greatest throne in human history. You will meet a marvelous cast of characters, both human and mouse. And, most importantly, you will learn why, without the aid of our mice, we humans would be in one great big mess.Secrets at Sea is a wonderful voyage for your imagination.
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Story line $ucks not worth $$ sorry
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People need to read dis book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If u dont like it say its patricks fault.f*** u
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Boring :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That was awsome!! And sweet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
$$$$$$$$$$$$ THATS WHAT I SEE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Patata wheres your scrub
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It has more than 2sentce
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get it from scholastic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
About mice