Here Lies the Librarian
By Richard Peck
(Dial, Hardcover, 9780803730809, 160pp.)
Publication Date: April 20, 2006
Peewee idolizes Jake, a big brother whose dreams of auto mechanic glory are fueled by the hard road coming to link their Indiana town and futures with the twentieth century. And motoring down the road comes Irene Ridpath, a young librarian with plans to astonish them all and turn Peewee’s life upside down.
This novel, with its quirky characters, folksy setting, classic cars, and hilariously larger-than-life moments, is vintage Richard Peck – an offbeat, deliciously wicked comedy that is also unexpectedly moving.
"As always, Peck writes with humor and affection about times past, elders and growing up strong. This ode to librarians is a fine companion to Peck’s ode to schoolteachers, The Teachers Funeral." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Kids will love the fast-paced action and librarians will guffaw over all the library puns." -School Library Journal, starred review