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

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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
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Grouped Work ID 8e4b6636-dab5-d599-1a66-3d748e34faf0
Full title long way from chicago a novel in
Author peck richard
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auth_author2 McLarty, Ron.
author Peck, Richard, 1934-
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display_description A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.
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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