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A Long Way from Chicago - (Puffin Modern Classics) by Richard Peck (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 148

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Series Title: Puffin Modern Classics

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Dial Books

Age Range: 9-12 years

Author: Richard Peck

Language: English

Street Date: September 1, 1998
TCIN: 11803101
UPC: 9780803722903
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-2758

Description

What happens when Joey and his sister, Mary Alice -- two city slickers from Chicago -- make their annual summer visits to Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town? August 1929: They see their first corpse, and he isn't resting easy.

August 1930: The Cowgill boys terrorize the town, and Grandma fights back. August 1931: Joey and Mary Alice help Grandma trespass, poach, catch the sheriff in his underwear, and feed the hungry -- all in one day. And there's more, as Joey and Mary Alice make seven summer trips to Grandma's -- each one funnier than the year before -- in self-contained chapters that readers can enjoy as short stories or take together for a rollicking good novel. In the tradition of American humorists from Mark Twain to Flannery O'Connor, popular author Richard Peck has created a memorable world filled with characters who, like Grandma herself, are larger than life and twice as entertaining.

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