The Way to Schenectady (Paperback)
Tundra Books (NY), 9780887764271, 168pp.
Publication Date: October 3, 1998
Readers will delight in the hilarious detours the Peelers must make to get their newest passenger, and themselves, to their destination on time.
About the Author
Genuinely witty, his work can be described as multi-dimensional - comic elements ride upon the surface, supported by varying levels of seriousness underneath.
Columns detailing Richard s adventures in parenthood have been published in" The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine," and "Today s Parent," and were compiled in a collection titled "Still Life with Children." His first adult novel, "Crosstown," was a finalist for the City of Toronto Book Award. His first children s novel, "The Nose from Jupiter," won the 10th annual Mr. Christie Book Award, was selected as an A.B.A. Kid s Pick of the List title, and was a finalist for the Ontario Library Association s 1999 Silver Birch Award.
Richard Scrimger is also the author of "The Way to Schenectady" about the adventures of the Peeler family on the road; "Mystical Rose, " an adult novel; and a sequel to "The Nose from Jupiter" entitled "A Nose for Adventure." In 2001 Scrimger published "Bun Bun s Birthday" a picture book illustrated by Gillian Johnson, and a Peeler Christmas story called "Of Mice and Nutcrackers." He and his family live in Cobourg, Ontario."
Praise For The Way to Schenectady…
“A rollicking great read.”
“There are moments…that are snort-out-loud funny.”
“A hilarious account of a family’s car trip that captures the tradition, friction, and inevitable detours that accompany this annual summer ritual…At times the dialogue is so snappy that one senses there is a well-choreographed play just beneath the surface of the novel.”
–Quill & Quire