Soup in Love

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Delacorte Press, 1992 - Valentine's Day - 114 pages
Soup and his pal Rob have their love-hungry hearts set on winning the prize for the best Valentine. Joe Spazzatura lets the boys use a refrigerator crate to build a huge Valentine, and only Janice, the strongest kid in town, and her boyfriend Ox have the brawn to get the big heart to town. But do they have the heart to help?

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For some, the "Soup" formula will begin to taste a little thin: again, Soup dreams up impossible schemes, Rob protests but goes along, and all ends well. Others will relish the side dishes that still ... Read full review


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Robert Newton Peck was born in Vermont on February 17, 1928. During World War II, he served as a machine-gunner in the U.S. Army 88th Infantry Division between 1945 and 1947. He received a B.A. degree from Rollins College in 1953 and studied law at Cornell University. He worked as a lumberjack, in a papermill, killing hogs, and as an advertising executive before the publication of his first book, A Day No Pigs Would Die, in 1972. It was named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults in 1973. His other works include Soup and Me, Soup on Ice, Cowboy Ghost, Horse Thief, and Bro.

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