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Peck is at his best with these hilarious stories that rest solidly within the American literary tradition of Mark Twain and Bret Harte. Teachers will cherish them as great read-alouds, and older teens will gain historical perspective from this lively picture of the depression years in small-town America. (Ages 12 and older) --Patty Campbell --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
7th Grade Student
In my opinion, this book was not very entertaining. The reason I say this is because there was very little action and little to no suspense. Read more
When a regular Chicago girl is forced to go down south to live for a year with her supposedly crazy, country Grandma Dowdel, what does she do? How does she transition? Read morePublished 18 days ago by Lindsay F.
This book was purchased for my granddaughter and she really enjoyed reading it. She did a book report for school.Published 29 days ago by Mary
I read the first book to my older kids and my middle kids and will read it to my youngest kids soon. It was great to revisit Grandma.Published 1 month ago by snarky
This is fun filled excitement for upper elementary readers. It's not necessary, but reading A Long Way From Chicago, first, makes the Dowdel experience even funnier.Published 1 month ago by Angela DeMuth
If you need a real, honest to goodness laugh, read A Year Down Yonder. I'm 56 and never too old for fun kiddie lit. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LunaMyTuna
Richard Peck' s books never fail to make cry thus far. In my children's literature class, our professor has made A Long Way From Chicago and A Year Down Yonder required reading. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Teacherstudent
I would highly recommend this book to people who like old timey and old west topics. this story is about a girl who is forced to live with her crazy grandmother for a year because... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michele Stockham