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A Long Way from Chicago

A Novel In Stories

By Richard Peck, 1934-

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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ISBN

0803722907


Format: Book
Author: Peck, Richard, 1934-
Summary: A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.
Title: A long way from Chicago : a novel in stories / Richard Peck.
Publisher Date: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c1998.
Subject: Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile fiction Country life -- Illinois -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction. Illinois -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 0803722907
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 11
System Items Total: 13
Call Number: C Peck
Oclc: 38249685
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Bib Id: 33782

Format: Book
Author: Peck, Richard, 1934-
Summary: A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.
Title: A long way from Chicago : a novel in stories / Richard Peck.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c1998.
Description: 148 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Country life -- Illinois -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Illinois -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Contents: Prologue -- Shotgun Cheatham's last night above ground -- The mouse in the milk -- A one-woman crime wave -- The day of judgement -- The phantom brakeman -- Things with wings -- Centennial summer -- The troop train.
LCCN: 98010953
ISBN: 0803722907
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 11
Total Copies: 13
Call Number: C Peck