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A Long Way from Chicago

A Novel in Stories

Richard Peck


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Set during the years 1929-1942, and told in eight engaging episodes, this fresh and funny novel recounts a boy and his sister's annual summer trips to rural Illinois to visit their eccentric grandmother. Grandma Dowdel, a remarkable larger-than-life character, continually astounds her "city-slicker" grandchildren with her nonconformist behavior and her gutsy, take-charge attitude.

Turtleback Books, 9780613300117, 176pp.

Publication Date: October 9, 2000