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A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories

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This Newbery Honor Winner and National Book Award Finalist is an unforgettable modern classic and features the debut of the larger-than-life Grandma Dowdel

 

What happens when Joey and his sister, Mary Alice—two city slickers from Chicago—make their annual summer visits to Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town?

August 1929: They see their first corpse, and he isn't resting easy.

August 1930: The Cowgill boys terrorize the town, and Grandma fights back.

August 1931: Joey and Mary Alice help Grandma trespass, poach, catch the sheriff in his underwear, and feed the hungryall in one day.

 

And there's more, as Joey and Mary Alice make seven summer trips to Grandma's—each one funnier than the year before—in self-contained chapters that readers can enjoy as short stories or take together for a rip-roaringly good novel. In the tradition of American humorists from Mark Twain to Flannery O'Connor, popular author Richard Peck has created a memorable world filled with characters who, like Grandma herself, are larger than life and twice as entertaining.   

 

Newbery Honor Winner

National Book Award Finalist

ALA Best Book for Young Adults

ALA Notable Book

New York Times Best Seller

 

“A rollicking celebration of an eccentric grandmother and childhood memories.”—School Library Journal (starred review)

 

“A novel that skillfully captures the nuances of small-town life […] Remarkable and fine.”—Kirkus (starred review)

 

“Fresh, warm and anything but ordinary.”—Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

What happens when Joey and his sister, Mary Alice--two city slickers from Chicago--make their annual summer visit to Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town? In the tradition of American humorists Mark Twain and Flannery O'Connor, Richard Peck has created this memorable world filled with characters who, like Grandma herself, are larger than life and twice as entertaining.

About the Author

Richard Peck has written more than thirty novels, and in the process has become one of the countrys most highly respected writers for children. In fact The Washington Post called him “Americas best living author for young adults.” A versatile writer, he is beloved by middle-graders as well as young adults for his historical and contemporary comedies and coming-of-age novels. He lives in New York City, and spends a great deal of time traveling around the country to speaking engagements at conferences, schools, and libraries.

Mr. Peck is the first childrens book author to have received a National Humanities Medal. He is a Newbery Medal winner (for A Year Down Yonder), a Newbery Honor winner (for A Long Way from Chicago), a two-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Edgar Award winner. In addition, he has won a number of major honors for the body of his work, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the ALAN Award, and the Medallion from the University of Southern Mississippi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803722903
Author:
Peck, Richard
Publisher:
Dial Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
Illinois Fiction.
Subject:
Country life -- Illinois -- Fiction.
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Grandmothers -- Fiction.
Subject:
Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction.
Subject:
Illinois
Subject:
Depressions -- 1929.
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.50x5.82x.69 in. .60 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , What happens when Joey and his sister, Mary Alice--two city slickers from Chicago--make their annual summer visit to Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town? In the tradition of American humorists Mark Twain and Flannery O'Connor, Richard Peck has created this memorable world filled with characters who, like Grandma herself, are larger than life and twice as entertaining.
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