A Year Down Yonder

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Penguin, Dec 30, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 144 pages
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Richard Peck's Newbery Medal-winning sequel to A Long Way from Chicago

Mary Alice's childhood summers in Grandma Dowdel's sleepy Illinois town were packed with enough drama to fill the double bill of any picture show. But now she is fifteen, and faces a whole long year with Grandma, a woman well known for shaking up her neighbors-and everyone else! All Mary Alice can know for certain is this: when trying to predict how life with Grandma might turn out . . . better not. This wry, delightful sequel to the Newbery Honor Book A Long Way from Chicago has already taken its place among the classics of children's literature.

"Hilarious and poignant." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

A Newbery Medal Winner
A New York Times Bestseller
An ALA Notable Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A Booklist Best Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year 

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Simply great storytelling! - Goodreads
Sadly, I like a lot more plot. - Goodreads
A fun read - great insight on life. - Goodreads
What an adorable story - loved the characterization. - Goodreads
I love Richard Peck's writing. - Goodreads
This was a really fun yarn. - Goodreads

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I love this book. I have read it over and over again, for the past few years, and today I decided to re-read it, because it is such a wonderful book. It's beautiful, and it's the type of book that you ... Read full review

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RICHARD PECK is Professor of International Affairs at Lewis and Clark College.

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