A Long Way From Chicago: Grandma Dowdel Series, Book 1
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 Cowgilll boys terrorize the town, and Grandma fights back with a dead mouse and a bottle of milk. August 1931: Joey and Mary Alice help Grandma to trespass, pinch property, poach, catch the sheriff in his underwear, and feed the hungry--all in one day. And there's more--much more--as Joey and Mary Alice make seven summer trips to Grandma's, each one funnier and more surprising than the year before. In the grand storytelling tradition of American humorists from Mark Twain to Flannelly O'Connor, Richard Peck has created a memorable world filled with characters who, like Grandma herself, are larger than life and twice as entertaining. And year round, you are sure to enjoy your stay with them.
McLarty, Ron. Narrator
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|Grouping Author||peck richard|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-22 05:50:35AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-22 05:53:47AM|
|author||Peck, Richard, 1934-|
|available_at_school||Gra-Mar Middle, JFK Middle, Jere Baxter Middle, Marshall Middle, McMurray Annex @ Tusculum, McMurray Middle|
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A Newbery Honor Book
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
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Children and the aged -- Fiction, Children's audiobooks, Country life. -- Illinois -- Fiction, Depressions -- 1929. -- Fiction, Grandmothers -- Fiction, Illinois -- Fiction|
|title_display||A Long Way From Chicago|
|title_full||A Long Way From Chicago Grandma Dowdel Series, Book 1, A Long Way from Chicago Grandma Dowdel Series, Book 1, A long way from Chicago [sound recording] / Richard Peck|
|title_short||A Long Way From Chicago|
|title_sub||Grandma Dowdel Series, Book 1|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Children and the aged, Children's audiobooks, Country life, Depressions, Grandmothers, Historical Fiction, Juvenile Fiction|