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A Year Down Yonder

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ISBN13: 9780142300701
ISBN10: 0142300705
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Awards

Newbery Medal, 2001

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A hilarious Southern debut with the kind of characters you meet once in a lifetime

Rising sixth grader Miss Moses LoBeau lives in the small town of Tupelo Landing, NC, where everyone's business is fair game and no secret is sacred. She washed ashore in a hurricane eleven years ago, and she's been making waves ever since. Although Mo hopes someday to find her "upstream mother," she's found a home with the Colonel--a café owner with a forgotten past of his own--and Miss Lana, the fabulous café hostess. She will protect those she loves with every bit of her strong will and tough attitude. So when a lawman comes to town asking about a murder, Mo and her best friend, Dale Earnhardt Johnson III, set out to uncover the truth in hopes of saving the only family Mo has ever known.

Full of wisdom, humor, and grit, this timeless yarn will melt the heart of even the sternest Yankee.

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:

The winner of the 2001 Newbery Medal continues the story begun in the Newbery Honor Book "A Long Way from Chicago." Now 15-years old, Mary Alice is going to spend an entire year with her unpredictable Grandma Dowdel--a woman well known for shaking up her neighbors.

About the Author

Sheila Turnage's strong Southern voice rings true, having grown up on a tobacco farm in Eastern North Carolina. She has written nonfiction for adults: Haunted Inns of the Southeast (John F. Blair, publisher) and Compass American Guides: North Carolina, editions 1-5 (Random House/Fodors); and one picture book, Trout the Magnificent illustrated by Janet Stevens (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich). Her work, which often has a distinct Southern flavor, has also been published by Southern Living, American Legacy, Our State, The International Review of Poetry, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and many others. This is her first novel.

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megcampbell3, November 4, 2007 (view all comments by megcampbell3)
A sequel to Peck's "A Long Way From Chicago", "A Year Down Yonder" was a much better book than its predecessor. It isn't that "A Long Way From Chicago" wasn't a good book, it's just that, somehow, the soul of its sequel feels much more present on the page. Mary Alice is our first person narrator, and rather than telling us a series of stories over the course of several summers (as in the first book where her brother Joey is the narrator), she has moved (from Chicago) in with Grandma Dowdel (in rural Illinois) for a year to wait out the depths of the Great Depression. The stories are full of history, and rough-around-the-edges Grandma Dowdel is full of humanity (but always behind a facade). "A Year Down Yonder" is a great bedtime chapter-book read-aloud for ages 8 to 12. There's always a good place to stop to leave the kids hanging!

"A Year Down Yonder" is a stand-alone book, but the reader's enjoyment is definitely expanded by reading "A Long Way From Chicago" first.
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Jenn, August 28, 2006 (view all comments by Jenn)
Mary Alice is sent to live with her grandmother in a small town, very different from the Chicago city life to which Mary Alice has grown accustomed. Small-town happenings are quite different, and Mary Alice soon adjusts, which is hard because everyone in town is scared of her grandmother!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142300701
Author:
Peck, Richard
Author:
Freeman, Don
Author:
Turnage, Sheila
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
Grandmothers
Subject:
Illinois
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Depressions -- 1929.
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Puffin Novel
Series Volume:
02-1
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.73x5.08x.40 in. .27 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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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 , The winner of the 2001 Newbery Medal continues the story begun in the Newbery Honor Book "A Long Way from Chicago." Now 15-years old, Mary Alice is going to spend an entire year with her unpredictable Grandma Dowdel--a woman well known for shaking up her neighbors.

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