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A Long Way from Chicago

by Richard Peck

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. 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 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.  And, great news--this is part of the popular and fun Grandma Dowdell series

This book won A LOT of awards, most notably it won the Newbery Award and a National Book Award.

Book Type:   chapter book

Grade Level:   5th grade     6th grade     7th grade  

Related Lists:   Newbery Award      National Book Award

Reading Level:   DRA Level 50      Guided Reading Level V

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