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A Year Down Yonder

Authors: Peck, Richard
Genres: Historical Fiction
Topics: Great Depression Era, Family & Siblings
Lexile: 610,
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
BISAC/Subject: JUV013000, JUV016150, JUV007000
ISBN: 9781440672729, Related ISBNs: 0142300705, 0803725183, 1440672725, 9780142300701, 9780803725188
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 144,
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis: A Newbery Medal Winner

Richard Peck's Newbery Medal-winning sequel to A Long Way from Chicago


Mary Alice's childhood summers in Grandma Dowdel's sleepy Illinois town were packed with enough drama to fill the double bill of any picture show. But now she is fifteen, and faces a whole long year with Grandma, a woman well known for shaking up her neighbors-and everyone else! All Mary Alice can know for certain is this: when trying to predict how life with Grandma might turn out . . . better not. This wry, delightful sequel to the Newbery Honor Book A Long Way from Chicago has already taken its place among the classics of children's literature.

"Hilarious and poignant." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

A Newbery Medal Winner
A New York Times Bestseller
An ALA Notable Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A Booklist Best Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year 
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