Robert Newton Peck | Critical Essay by Zena Sutherland

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Critical Essay by Zena Sutherland

A first person story, set in rural Vermont at the turn of the century, [Millie's Boy] is told with enough vigor and period detail to compensate for the heavy use of dialect and the rather pat ending…. Despite all [its] high drama, the story has vitality and a sure touch in characterization and dialogue, although the latter might be more effective were it not so larded with colloquialisms.

Zena Sutherland, "New Titles for Children and Young People: 'Millie's Boy'," in Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (© 1973 by the University of Chicago; all rights reserved), Vol. 27, No. 4, December, 1973, p. 69.

Peck starts the ten separate homespun reminiscences of his Vermont childhood [in Soup] with crafty attention getters such as "I don't think we ought to do it, Soup" or "'You're afraid.' 'No I'm not.' 'Then what...

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