by Robert Newton Peck

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"Rural Vermont during the 1920's is the setting for this nostalgic account of episodes in the lives of young Robert Peck and his pal, Soup."--(starred) School Library Journal.  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307575180
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 04/07/2010
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Robert Newton Peck comes from generations of Yankee farmers. Like the Vermont folk he writes about in his novel, A Part of the Sky, he was raised as a boy in the Shaker Way, which endured even after the sect itself had died out. Its view of life is embodied in the character of his young protagonist's father, who believed that a faith is more blessed when put to use than when put to word: "A man's worship counts for naught, unless his dog and cat are the better for it." Peck has written over fifty novels, six nonfiction works, numerous songs, and over one hundred poems. His most famous works are Soup and A Day No Pig Would Die. 

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Soup 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a great book,but too short for my liking
Guest More than 1 year ago
My sons, now both in college, loved this book. They read every sequel available. The adventures kept them rocking and the humor was a total delight.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son (10) had to read this book for a school report. He loved it so much we bought the sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book but you shouldn't waste your money on it because it is very short. It would be a good book if you were younger.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a fairly nostalgic look at the author's childhood, well-written and funny... kinda like The Great Brain series, but set in a later decade.The chapters are self-contained stories, which makes it possible to skip over any you find problematic. There's one chapter where the kids make acorn pipes and smoke cornsilk - they get incredibly sick, and it's highly unlikely that any child will decide to emulate them.There's another one where the children get it into their head that they MUST see the double feature movie, and since they don't have the money they decide to trade in their foil for cash. Lacking enough foil, they decide to cheat the man who owns it, because one of them was told that it's okay to cheat Jews. It's pretty clear from the discussion (how this man is nice and always jokes with them) and from the aftermath (they get paid full price, but there are no smiles and the stone they wrapped the foil over is given back to them, so they know they got caught and aren't being punished, a shameful thing) that they feel guilty and that, in fact, it's not okay to go around cheating anybody... but it's not stated outright and either way, understandably, many parents and especially teachers aren't going to want to bring this issue up at all. I strongly suggest that you read this book before you buy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Super funny and fun
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hated the book
Danele More than 1 year ago
Excellent book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read this book in 1981- in fifth grade. I adored it then & have looked for the whole series for my daughter but its sadly out of print. I am hoping a digital copy becomes available of them all! ( Soup in Love, Soup on Wheels, Soup & Me, etc). This is a wonderful book for boys as well as girls. (I'm a female & its been a favorite series for 30 years). Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful series for the 8 to 12 range. Easy to read but fun for readers of every age. I would not consider the Soup series to be gender specific. A healthy portrayal of childhood.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its toi short!
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Carla Jones More than 1 year ago
Kids ages 8-12 will love this book!!!
Lexie McCabe More than 1 year ago
boy book