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A Long Way from Chicago - Richard Peck
A Long Way from Chicago
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Join Joey and his sister Mary Alice as they spend nine unforgettable summers with the worst influence imaginable-their grandmother!
Join Joey and his sister Mary Alice as they spend nine unforgettable summers with the worst influence imaginable-their grandmother!
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142401101 (0142401102)
ASIN: 142401102
Publisher: Puffin
Pages no: 148
Edition language: English
Series: A Long Way from Chicago (#1)
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Read All The Things! Reviews
Read All The Things! Reviews rated it
4.5 A Long Way From Chicago
This was a forced read for me. I needed a middlegrade book with an unusual narrative structure for a lecture I’m working on, and my mentor suggested this one. I had never heard of it before. Honestly, I groaned when I looked it up online because I have a love/hate relationship with middlegrade ficti...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it
4.0 A Long Way From Chicago (Puffin Modern Classics)
9/2012: I still love this book, and Grandma Dowdel still puts me in mind of my own irascible grandmother who gets more legendary the longer she's been dead. I like the episodic form of this book, though I think the sequel is better. 2000ish: I adored this book. My own grandmother has much in common ...
Domaris' Dreamings
Domaris' Dreamings rated it
4.0 A Long Way from Chicago
I really like this book. The narrative voice is clear and believable and all of the characters are interesting and very well developed in a fairly short time. The historical bits feel real and unforced as elements of the story, and there is a realism to the book that is very enjoyable.
megancsparks
megancsparks rated it
I enjoyed every moment of this book. Reading it was like listening to my grandparents and great-aunts and uncles sitting around telling their stories. Their tales may not be as outlandish as the ones in this book, but the flavor and character of peoples' lives is just the same. Richard Peck cleverly...
November News 2014
November News 2014 rated it
5.0 A Long Way from Chicago
One of my favorite middle-grade novels. I adore Richard Peck, having been at a conference where he was speaker. He is humble, brilliant, and well-spoken. This is a story about a couple of kids who spend the summers with their grandmother. Some of the antics they get involved with - and with their gr...
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