Beck

Category: Book
By (author): Peet, Mal
By (author): Rosoff, Meg
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Canada
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Sexual Abuse
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Candlewick
Published: April 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 8.50in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*From Carnegie Medal–winning author Mal Peet comes a sweeping coming-of-age adventure, both harrowing and life-affirming.

Born of a brief encounter between a Liverpool prostitute and an African soldier in 1907, Beck finds himself orphaned as a young boy and sent overseas to the Catholic Brothers in Canada. At age fifteen he is sent to work on a farm, from which he eventually escapes. Finally in charge of his own destiny, Beck starts westward, crossing the border into America and back, all while the Great Depression rages on. What will it take for Beck to understand the agonies of his childhood and realize that love is possible?
Biographical NoteMal Peet (1947–2015) was a critically acclaimed and award-winning writer. Besides his young-adult fiction, he wrote several illustrated books for younger children with his wife, Elspeth Graham.

Meg Rosoff is the author of How I Live Now, winner of the Michael L. Printz Award. She also received the Carnegie Medal and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and was named a National Book Award Finalist. Meg Rosoff completed Mal Peet's unfinished novel, a promise she made him before he died. She lives in London.