A Long Way From Chicago: A Novel In Stories by Richard PeckA Long Way From Chicago: A Novel In Stories by Richard Peck

A Long Way From Chicago: A Novel In Stories

byRichard PeckRead byRon Mclarty

Audio Book (CD) | May 10, 2005

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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.
Born in Decatur, IIlinois, Richard Peck has written over 41 books for young readers. He is the winner of the 1990 Margaret A. Edwards Award, a prestigious award sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association in cooperation with the School Library Journal; the 1990 National Council of Teach...
Title:A Long Way From Chicago: A Novel In StoriesFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:5.9 × 5.05 × 1.1 inPublished:May 10, 2005Publisher:Penguin Random House Audio Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307243206

ISBN - 13:9780307243201

Appropriate for ages: 8


Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Long Way From Chicago A funny adventurous book that is interesting to the end.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Long Way from Chicago (A Long Way from Chicago #1) by Richard Peck I liked this little book. It was funny. It's about two kids from Chicago who go and visit their Grandma in the country every summer, and how she is exactly like my funny Grandma in North Carolina. Through these summer experiences, the reader learns about the Great Depression, small town America, and gets a glimpse of Chicago during its gangster-plagued years. More than history, however, our readers see that classic societal problems as well as classic character traits have always been with us.
Date published: 2017-10-02