A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories Richard Peck

A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories

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Book Title
A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories
Author
Richard Peck
ISBN
9780141303529
A Newbery Honor Book A summer they'll never forget. Each summer Joey and his sister, Mary Alice--two city slickers from Chicago--visit Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town. Soon enough, they find that it's far from sleepy...and Grandma is far from your typical grandmother. From seeing their first corpse (and he isn't resting easy) to helping Grandma trespass, catch the sheriff in his underwear, and feed the hungry--all in one day--Joey and Mary Alice have nine summers they'll never forget "A rollicking celebration of an eccentric grandmother and childhood memories." --School Library Journal, starred review "Each tale is a small masterpiece of storytelling." --The Horn Book, starred review "Grandma Dowdel embodies not only the heart of a small town but the spirit of an era gone by...Remarkable and fine." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review A Newbery Honor BookA National Book Award FinalistAn ALA Notable BookAn ALA Best Book for Young AdultsBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Richard PeckPublisher: Puffin BooksPublished: 10/09/2000ISBN: 9780141303529Pages: 148Weight: 0.32lbsSize: 7.74h x 5.06w x 0.50dAward: Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award - NomineeAward: New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Award - WinnerAward: Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) - WinnerAward: Nutmeg Book Award - NomineeReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 09/25/2000 pg. 120Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 27940 / Long Way from ChicagoReading Level: 5 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 5
A Newbery Honor Book

A summer they'll never forget.

Each summer Joey and his sister, Mary Alice--two city slickers from Chicago--visit Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town. Soon enough, they find that it's far from sleepy...and Grandma is far from your typical grandmother. From seeing their first corpse (and he isn't resting easy) to helping Grandma trespass, catch the sheriff in his underwear, and feed the hungry--all in one day--Joey and Mary Alice have nine summers they'll never forget


"A rollicking celebration of an eccentric grandmother and childhood memories." --School Library Journal, starred review

"Each tale is a small masterpiece of storytelling." --The Horn Book, starred review

"Grandma Dowdel embodies not only the heart of a small town but the spirit of an era gone by...Remarkable and fine." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

A Newbery Honor Book
A National Book Award Finalist
An ALA Notable Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Richard Peck
Publisher: Puffin Books
Published: 10/09/2000
ISBN: 9780141303529
Pages: 148
Weight: 0.32lbs
Size: 7.74h x 5.06w x 0.50d
Award: Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award - Nominee
Award: New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Award - Winner
Award: Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) - Winner
Award: Nutmeg Book Award - Nominee

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 09/25/2000 pg. 120

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 27940 / Long Way from Chicago
Reading Level: 5 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 5
A Newbery Honor Book

A summer they'll never forget.

Each summer Joey and his sister, Mary Alice--two city slickers from Chicago--visit Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town. Soon enough, they find that it's far from sleepy...and Grandma is far from your typical grandmother. From seeing their first corpse (and he isn't resting easy) to helping Grandma trespass, catch the sheriff in his underwear, and feed the hungry--all in one day--Joey and Mary Alice have nine summers they'll never forget


"A rollicking celebration of an eccentric grandmother and childhood memories." --School Library Journal, starred review

"Each tale is a small masterpiece of storytelling." --The Horn Book, starred review

"Grandma Dowdel embodies not only the heart of a small town but the spirit of an era gone by...Remarkable and fine." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

A Newbery Honor Book
A National Book Award Finalist
An ALA Notable Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Richard Peck
Publisher: Puffin Books
Published: 10/09/2000
ISBN: 9780141303529
Pages: 148
Weight: 0.32lbs
Size: 7.74h x 5.06w x 0.50d
Award: Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award - Nominee
Award: New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Award - Winner
Award: Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) - Winner
Award: Nutmeg Book Award - Nominee

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 09/25/2000 pg. 120

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 27940 / Long Way from Chicago
Reading Level: 5 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 5