A Long Way from Chicago
by Richard Peck
Joey and Mary Alice spend each August at Grand- ma Dowdel's house in a sleepy Illinois town, where they always have crazy adventures thanks to Grandma Dowdel's tendency to take matters into her own hands to 'make things the way they should be'.
Set during the Great Depression, "this satire about small town etiquette is fresh, warm, and anything but ordinary." (Publisher's Weekly)
Level: Gr. 4-8 DRA Level: 50 Lexile Measure: 750L
Grade Equivalent: 4.6 Guided Reading: V
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This book was an honoree for the prestigious Newbery Award for best children's literature. Click to see the full list of Newbery Award Winners.