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Richard (Wayne) Peck (1934-)

Awards, Honors

Child Study Association of America Children's Book of the Year citations, 1970, for Sounds and Silences, 1971, for Mindscapes, and 1986, for Blossom Culp and the Sleep of Death; writing award, National Council for the Advancement of Education, 1971; Edgar Allan Poe Award runner-up, Mystery Writers of America, 1974, for Dreamland Lake; Friends of American Writers Award (older category), 1976, for The Ghost Belonged to Me; Edgar Allan Poe Award for best juvenile mystery novel, 1976, and Author's Award, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1978, both for Are You in the House Alone?; New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year citation, 1977, for Ghosts I Have Been; Illinois Writer of the Year citation, Illinois Association of Teachers of English, 1977; School Library Journal Best of the Best citations, 1966-1978, for Dreamland Lake, and Father Figure; American Library Association (ALA) Young Adult Services Division's Best of the Best Books 1970-1983 citations, for Are You in the House Alone? and Ghosts I Have Been; Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, 1990; Newbery Medal honorable mention, 1998, for A Richard Peck Long Way from Chicago; Newbery Medal, 2001, for A Year down Yonder; National Humanities Medal, 2001; National Book Award nomination, 2003, and Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, 2004, both for The River between Us. Many of Paulsen's books have been selected ALA Best Books for Young Adults, School Library Journal Best Books for Young Adults, and New York Library Books for the Teen Age.

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