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Amanda/Miranda / Richard Peck.

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  • ISBN: 0803724896
  • Physical Description: 169 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: Rev.
  • Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 1999.

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Summary, etc.: Because these two girls look alike, even though one is servant to the other, Miranda assumes the identity of Amanda even after the sinking of the Titanic, their passage to America.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 November 1999
    Gr. 7^-12. Peck understood the lure of the Titanic long before the current craze, and wrote an adult novel about it, Amanda Miranda, which was published almost 20 years ago. This book is an abriged version of that novel, and it is one of the better tie-ins to the movie. Eighteen-year-old Mary, born to poor parents and raised to be a servant, joins the Whitwell Hall staff to attend to her lookalike, Amanda Whitwell, a spoiled, petulant girl who is betrothed to American Gregory Forrest but loves someone else. When Amanda recognizes the amazing resemblance, she quickly dubs her servant Miranda and conceives a plan to get everything she wants. Peck has a sure winner here. Some Titanic fans may long for more time on board the ship and others may want more depth of story in general, but this is still a charming novel, full of mistaken identity, class differences, thwarted love, and sweet revenge. Many readers are bound to ask for the longer (and more fulfilling) adult version, published in 1979--if you are lucky enough to still have it on the shelf. ((Reviewed November 15, 1999)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Author Notes

Richard Peck has written more than thirty novels, and in the process has become one of the country’s most highly respected writers for children. In fact The Washington Post called him ?America’s best living author for young adults.” A versatile writer, he is beloved by middle-graders as well as young adults for his historical and contemporary comedies and coming-of-age novels. He lives in New York City, and spends a great deal of time traveling around the country to speaking engagements at conferences, schools, and libraries.

Mr. Peck is the first children’s book author to have received a National Humanities Medal. He is a Newbery Medal winner (for A Year Down Yonder), a Newbery Honor winner (for A Long Way from Chicago), a two-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Edgar Award winner. In addition, he has won a number of major honors for the body of his work, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the ALAN Award, and the Medallion from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Subject: Impersonation > Fiction.
Mistaken identity > Fiction.
England > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.
Titanic (Steamship) > Fiction.
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