By Richard Peck
A summer time they are going to by no means forget.
every one summer season Joey and his sister, Mary Alice—two urban slickers from Chicago—visit Grandma Dowdel's likely sleepy Illinois city. quickly adequate, they locate that it's miles from sleepy...and Grandma is far out of your usual grandmother. From seeing their first corpse (and he's not resting effortless) to supporting Grandma trespass, capture the sheriff in his lingerie, and feed the hungry—all in a single day—Joey and Mary Alice have 9 summers they're going to by no means forget!
"A rollicking social gathering of an eccentric grandmother and youth memories." —School Library Journal, starred review
"Each story is a small masterpiece of storytelling." —The Horn Book, starred review
"Grandma Dowdel embodies not just the center of a small city however the spirit of an period long past by...Remarkable and fine." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
A Newbery Honor Book
A nationwide publication Award Finalist
An ALA amazing Book
An ALA top publication for younger Adults
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A Long Way From Chicago: A Novel in Stories (Puffin Modern Classics) by Richard Peck