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A Long Way From Chicago

A Novel in Stories

Peck, Richard

(Book - 1998)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Long Way From Chicago
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A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780803722903
0803722907
Branch Call Number: j PECK
Characteristics: 148 p. ;,22 cm

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Each summer during the Great Depression, Joey and Mary Alice visit their outrageous grandmother in rural Illinois.

Grandma Dowdel is not a good influence--and that's one good reason why Joey likes visiting her. Each August, from 1929 to 1935, he and his younger sister travel by train from Al Capone's Chicago to spend a week with Grandma in her scrappy small Illinois town.
(4th -6th graders)

A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother. (gr 5 - 8)


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Sep 09, 2011
  • sassaman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I it a very good book for kids. It is very informal about the characters which really made you feel like you are in the book which is great.

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Sep 09, 2011
  • sassaman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

sassaman thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

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