A Year Down Yonder
by Richard Peck

Mary Alice, 15, is not excited about spending a whole year living at her Grandma Dowdel's house, but before long she becomes a willing accomplice in her outrageous grandma's schemes to run the town her own way, do good anonymously, help friends, and avenge enemies.

Publishers Weekly called this sequel to Peck's Newbery Award winning novel A Long Way from Chicago "hilarious and poignant."

Awards Won by this book

  - Newbery Award Winners -- 2001 Medal
  - American Library Association Notable Children's Book
  - American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults List 2001

Reading Levels for this book

Interest Level:  Gr. 5-8            DRA Level:  50                Lexile Measure: 610L
Grade Equivalent: 4.9            Guided Reading:  V

Books in this Series

A Year Down Yonder was such a hit that Peck wrote two additional books!

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.

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