A Season of Gifts

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A Season of Gifts

By Richard Peck

Puffin Books, Paperback, 9780142417294, 166pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2010

One of the most adored characters in childrenOs literature is the eccentric, forceful, bighearted Grandma Dowdel, star of the Newbery Awardwinning "A Year Down Yonder" and Newbery Honorwinning "A Long Way from Chicago." And it turns out that her story isnOt over. ItOs now 1958, and a new family has moved in next door to Mrs. Dowdel: a minister and his wife and kids. Soon Mrs. Dowdel will work her particular brand of charm on all of them, and they will quickly discover that the last house in town might also be the most vital.

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

Praise For A Season of Gifts

-This is one of Peck+s best novels yet-and that+s saying something.+-Kirkus Reviews, starred review