Monday, April 3, 2017

A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck

A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck was published in 1997 and won a Newbery Honor medal. If you've ever read the Great Brain books, this book will remind you of that series, except for the manipulative great brain of this book is the grandmother, and she uses her powers for good.

This story takes place during the depression and the narrator is Joey, her grandson. He tells the story of their yearly summer visits to Grandma. The humor of this story will draw you right in. Joey loves his grandma and she is one feisty women. She takes care of those around her and sets things right even if she sometimes has to scheme and cheat a little to make it happen.

Grandma Dowdel is a force to be reckoned with.


Read to a child today and enjoy a good laugh. 

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