A Long Way from Chicago

A Long Way from Chicago

A Novel in Stories

Format
Hardcover
Price
$17.99
 
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780803722903
  • 160 Pages
  • Dial Books
  • 10 and up

Overview

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 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.   
 
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
A Long Way from Chicago

A Long Way from Chicago

Richard Peck

Awards

National Book Award – winner
Newbery Honor Book – winner
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