A Long Way from Chicago

by Richard Peck

A Long Way from Chicago

Rookies Timeline

August 1-7
Chapters 1-2
August 8-14
Chapters 3-4
August 15-21
Chapters 5-6
August 22-28
Chapters 7-8

Book Stats

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Historical Fiction2004Rookies

Synopsis

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!

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