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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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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 hungry — all 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 rollicking 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.

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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.

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

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Each summer throughout the nine years of the Great Depression, Joey and his sister Mary Alice from Chicago visit their grandmother's sleepy Illinois town. Each summer they discover a visit to Grandma Dowdel's is far from typical.

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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
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:
160
Dimensions:
7.74x5.06x.50 in. .32 lbs.
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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Product details 160 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 ,

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

"Synopsis" by , Each summer throughout the nine years of the Great Depression, Joey and his sister Mary Alice from Chicago visit their grandmother's sleepy Illinois town. Each summer they discover a visit to Grandma Dowdel's is far from typical.

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