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A Long Way from Chicago

A Long Way from Chicago

by Richard Peck
Each summer Joey and his sister, Mary Alice two city slickers from Chicago visit Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town. Soon enough, they find that it's far from sleepy, and Grandma is far from your typical grandmother. From seeing their first corpse (and he isn't resting easy) to helping Grandma trespass, catch the sheriff in his underwear, and feed the hungry all in one day, Joey and Mary Alice have nine summers they'll never forget!
Ages
9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
4.6
Lexile Measure
750L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
V
Genre
Adventure, Comedy and Humor, Historical Fiction

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Richard Peck Author Richard Peck got his first writing assignment as a soldier in Germany: ghost-writing sermons for chaplains. He has written A Long Way From Chicago, A Year Down Yonder, and Fair Weather, among others, to show the world the real Illinois.

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