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A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories

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ISBN13: 9780141303529
ISBN10: 0141303522
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Awards

Newbery Honor Book

Synopses & Reviews

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A summer they'll never forget.

Each summer Joey and his sister, Mary Alice—two city slickers from Chicago—visit Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town. Soon enough, they find that it's far from sleepy...and Grandma is far from your typical grandmother. From seeing their first corpse (and he isn't resting easy) to helping Grandma trespass, catch the sheriff in his underwear, and feed the hungry—all in one day—Joey and Mary Alice have nine summers they'll never forget!

"A rollicking celebration of an eccentric grandmother and childhood memories." —School Library Journal, starred review

"Each tale is a small masterpiece of storytelling." —The Horn Book, starred review

"Grandma Dowdel embodies not only the heart of a small town but the spirit of an era gone by...Remarkable and fine." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

A Newbery Honor Book

A National Book Award Finalist

An ALA Notable Book

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Synopsis:

Each summer over the nine years of the Depression, Joey and his sister Mary Alice--two city slickers from Chicago--make their annual summer visit to Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town. Soon enough, they find it's far from sleepy and Grandma is far from your typical grandmother.

Synopsis:

Mary Alice's childhood summers in Grandma Dowdel's sleepy Illinois town were packed with enough drama to fill the double bill of any picture show. But now she is fifteen, and faces a whole long year with Grandma, a woman well known for shaking up her neighbors-and everyone else! All Mary Alice can know for certain is this: when trying to predict how life with Grandma might turn out . . . better not. This wry, delightful sequel to the Newbery Honor Book A Long Way from Chicago has already taken its place among the classics of children's literature.

Synopsis:

Join Joey and his sister Mary Alice as they spend nine unforgettable summers with the worst influence imaginable-their grandmother!

About the Author

Richard Peck is one of the most celebrated children's book writers in the country He is the author of more than thirty novels, including A Long Way from Chicago, A Year Down YonderSecrets at Sea and The Mouse with the Question Mark Tale. He has won the Newbery Medal, the Edgar Award, the Margaret A. Edwards Award, a National Humanities Medal, and twice been a National Book Award finalist, among many other honors. He lives in New York City.

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smithkc, December 5, 2006 (view all comments by smithkc)
A long way from Chicago is a powerfully written book. It has many adventures and is sometimes humorous. People of all ages would like this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780141303529
Author:
Peck, Richard
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Lifestyles - Country Life
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
Grandmothers
Subject:
Illinois
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Depressions -- 1929.
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
newbery medal honor;gread depression;historical fiction;chicago illinois;humor;grandmothers;family;
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Puffin Modern Classics
Series Volume:
106-397
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.74x5.06x.50 in. .32 lbs.
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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Product details 176 pages Puffin Books - English 9780141303529 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Each summer over the nine years of the Depression, Joey and his sister Mary Alice--two city slickers from Chicago--make their annual summer visit to Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town. Soon enough, they find it's far from sleepy and Grandma is far from your typical grandmother.
"Synopsis" by ,
Mary Alice's childhood summers in Grandma Dowdel's sleepy Illinois town were packed with enough drama to fill the double bill of any picture show. But now she is fifteen, and faces a whole long year with Grandma, a woman well known for shaking up her neighbors-and everyone else! All Mary Alice can know for certain is this: when trying to predict how life with Grandma might turn out . . . better not. This wry, delightful sequel to the Newbery Honor Book A Long Way from Chicago has already taken its place among the classics of children's literature.
"Synopsis" by ,

Join Joey and his sister Mary Alice as they spend nine unforgettable summers with the worst influence imaginable-their grandmother!

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