A long way from Chicago: [a novel in stories]

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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 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.
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Grouped Work ID 8e4b6636-dab5-d599-1a66-3d748e34faf0
Grouping Title long way from chicago a novel in
Grouping Author peck richard
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subject_facet Country life -- Illinois -- Juvenile fiction, Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile fiction, Depressions -- 1929- -- Juvenile fiction, Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction, Illinois -- Juvenile fiction, Newbery Honor book -- 1999
title_display A long way from Chicago : a novel in stories
title_full A long way from Chicago : a novel in stories / Richard Peck, A long way from Chicago [sound recording] : [a novel in stories] / Richard Peck
title_short A long way from Chicago :
title_sub [a novel in stories]
topic_facet Country life, Depressions, Grandmothers, Newbery Honor book