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A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 13,710 Ratings and 1,538 Reviews

Book Description
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 she... More
Book Information
PublisherDial Books For Young Readers
BindingHardcover (34 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages192
Publication Date09/01/1998
The Creators
About Richard Peck (Author) : Richard Peck is a published author and an illustrator of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Richard Peck include Amanda/Miranda, The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy i... more
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3/21/2010 Lizzie Ross said: So funny, and the grandmother is unforgetable.
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9/2/2009 D. Murdoch tagged as: I recommend

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1/30/2009 BG Hoover tagged as: I recommend, I read

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3/17/2008 Siri Feeney said: Grandma Dowdell is my hero. I want to be like her when I grow up.
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11/21/2007 Lynndy Bennett tagged as: I recommend, I read

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5/1/2007 Abby Joy said: Excellent YA book. Fully of great history, humor and emotion.
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4/5/2007 Little Willow tagged as: I Read

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