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Queenie Peavy

Robert Burch


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/13/2018)
Prebound (8/1/1987)


A heartwarming story from the Great Depression

Queenie Peavy is the worst troublemaker at school and the best shot in Georgia—with her father in jail, why shouldn’t she be angry? But Queenie wonders what would happen if she tried to behave herself, just for one day.

Praise For Queenie Peavy

“Queenie will be hard to forget.”—Horn Book

 “A robust portrait of . . . a memorable heroine.”—Library Journal

“A poignant, realistic story . . . about a defiant girl—a tobacco chewer and a tomboy—who learns to face responsibility.”—The New York Times

“Funny and compassionate . . . a rare book.”—Publishers Weekly

Puffin Books, 9780140323054, 160pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1987

About the Author

Robert J. Burch was an American writer of 19 children's books for young readers, including Ida Early Comes over the Mountain, Queeny Peavy, and DJ'S Worst Enemy. Many of his stories are based on his childhood experiences in rural Georgia during the Great Depression.