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A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
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May 08, 12

bookshelves: ya-lit, ya-lit-2012
Read in March, 2012

Plot Synopsis:
A brother and sister "City Kids" from Chicago visit their "Country Grandma" every year in August. And every year they find out that they don't really understand their Grandmother very well...

Rating 4 out of 5:
The siblings learn a lot about themselves, their Grandmother, and the world around them. This book is a joy to read and very funny!

Characters:
Younger brother
Older sister
and a large cast of "crazy country folk"
Grandma

Keywords: Great Depression, Family, Coming of Age
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Heather This and "A Year Down Yonder" make for great read-aloud books for students of all ages. The voices are so hilarious--I actually was introduced to these books when they were read aloud to me in the Iowa Writing Project classes I took. I have vivid pictures in my head because of this gift!


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