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Long Way From Chicago

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Joey and his little sister are not too excited about their first visit to Grandma Dowdell in smalltown Illinois. She's an old lady - how can she possibly entertain them for a whole week! But from the moment they step off the train from Chicago, they know they had Grandma all wrong. What follows, over seven annual visits , is a hilarious and often touching account of a childhood spent with a larger than life grandmother. If she isn't holding her nasty neighbours at gunpoint, or catching the local sherriff in his underwear, Grandma Dowdell is doing a spot of poaching or cooking up a storm in her kitchen. Joey and Mary Alice observe all, and learn a thing or two about themselves in the process . . .Narrated by Joey, this is an unmissable novel - to be read and loved for years to come.
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This book won the 1999 Newbery Honor.

About the Author

Richard Peck has written more than 20 novels for young people. His numerous awards include the New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year and Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Juvenile Mystery. A Long Way From Chicago was shortlisted for the US National Book Awards, and was awarded the coveted Newbery Honor Medal (US equivalent of the Carnegie Medal) for 1999. Its sequel, A Year Down Yonder, publishes in September 2000.


This is an unusual book, but if, like me, you have a sense of humour, you'll love reading it. * The Daily Telegraph, 9/9/00 *

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