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A Long Way from Chicago

Grandma Dowdel Series, Book 1

by Richard Peck

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What happens when Joey and his sister, Mary Alice—two city slickers from Chicago—make their annual summer visits to Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town?
August 1929: They see their first corpse, and he isn't resting easy.
August 1930: The Cowgilll boys terrorize the town, and Grandma fights back with a dead mouse and a bottle of milk.
August 1931: Joey and Mary Alice help Grandma to trespass, pinch property, poach, catch the sheriff in his underwear, and feed the hungry—all in one day.
And there's more—much more—as Joey and Mary Alice make seven summer trips to Grandma's, each one funnier and more surprising than the year before. In the grand storytelling tradition of American humorists from Mark Twain to Flannelly O'Connor, Richard Peck has created a memorable world filled with characters who, like Grandma herself, are larger than life and twice as entertaining. And year round, you are sure to enjoy your stay with them.

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Publisher: Books on Tape
Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780307243218
  • File size: 124034 KB
  • Release date: October 17, 2006
  • Duration: 04:17:50

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780307243218
  • File size: 124034 KB
  • Release date: October 31, 2006
  • Duration: 04:17:50
  • Number of parts: 4


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ATOS: 5
Interest Level: 4-8(MG)
Text Difficulty: 0-3

What happens when Joey and his sister, Mary Alice—two city slickers from Chicago—make their annual summer visits to Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town?
August 1929: They see their first corpse, and he isn't resting easy.
August 1930: The Cowgilll boys terrorize the town, and Grandma fights back with a dead mouse and a bottle of milk.
August 1931: Joey and Mary Alice help Grandma to trespass, pinch property, poach, catch the sheriff in his underwear, and feed the hungry—all in one day.
And there's more—much more—as Joey and Mary Alice make seven summer trips to Grandma's, each one funnier and more surprising than the year before. In the grand storytelling tradition of American humorists from Mark Twain to Flannelly O'Connor, Richard Peck has created a memorable world filled with characters who, like Grandma herself, are larger than life and twice as entertaining. And year round, you are sure to enjoy your stay with them.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Books on Tape
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9780307243218
    File size: 124034 KB
    Release date: October 17, 2006
    Duration: 04:17:50

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9780307243218
    File size: 124034 KB
    Release date: October 31, 2006
    Duration: 04:17:50
    Number of parts: 4

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  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS: 5
    Interest Level: 4-8(MG)
    Text Difficulty: 0-3
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