Thirteen-year-old Rosie Beckett has never strayed further from her family's farm than a horse can pull a cart. Then a letter from her Aunt Euterpe arrives, and everything changes. It's 1893, the year of the World's Columbian Exposition-the "wonder of the age"-a.k.a. the Chicago World's Fair. Aunt Euterpe is inviting the Becketts to come for a visit and go to the fair! Award-winning author Richard Peck's fresh, realistic, and fun-filled writing truly brings the World's Fair-and Rosie and her family-to life.
In addition to winning both the 2001 Newbery Medal and a 2000 Newbery Honor Award, Richard Peck is a two-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award. He has received several citations for the body of his work, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award.