A Year Down Yonder

A Year Down Yonder Cover

A Year Down Yonder

By Richard Peck; Don Freeman (Illustrator); Richard Peck (Illustrator)

Puffin Books, Paperback, 9780142300701, 160pp.

Publication Date: November 21, 2002

Description
A Newbery Medal Winner
Richard Peck's Newbery Medal-winning sequel to "A Long Way from Chicago"
Mary Alice's childhood summers in Grandma Dowdel's sleepy Illinois town were packed with enough drama to fill the double bill of any picture show. But now she is fifteen, and faces a whole long year with Grandma, a woman well known for shaking up her neighbors-and everyone else All Mary Alice can know for certain is this: when trying to predict how life with Grandma might turn out . . . better not. This wry, delightful sequel to the Newbery Honor Book "A Long Way from Chicago" has already taken its place among the classics of children's literature.
"Hilarious and poignant." "Publishers Weekly," starred review
A Newbery Medal Winner
A "New York Times "Bestseller
An ALA Notable Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A "Booklist"Best Book of the Year
A "School Library Journal"Best Book of the Year.


About the Author
RICHARD PECK is Professor of International Affairs at Lewis and Clark College.

Don Freeman began writing and illustrating childrens books in the 1940s. He was the award-winning author of many popular titles, including "Corduroy, Dandelion, Manuelo the Playing Mantis," and the Caldecott Honor book "Fly High, Fly Low." He died in 1978.

RICHARD PECK is Professor of International Affairs at Lewis and Clark College.