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A Long Way From Chicago

A Novel in Stories
Peck, Richard (Book - 1998 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Long Way From Chicago
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A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.
Authors: Peck, Richard, 1934-
Title: A long way from Chicago
a novel in stories
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 148 p. ;,22 cm.
Notes: Also published by Puffin Books, 2000.
Contents: Prologue
Shotgun Cheatham's last night above ground
The mouse in the milk
A one-woman crime wave
The day of judgement
The phantom brakeman
Things with wings
Centennial summer
The troop train.
Summary: A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.
Audience: 750
Awards & Distinctions: Newbery Honor, 1999.
Local Note: Reading Counts RC 46 10100
Accelerated Reader AR 50 10050
ISBN: 1439515611
9781439515617
0439240921
9780439240925
0141303522
9780141303529
0803722907
9780803722903
Branch Call Number: JUV FICTION PECK
Statement of Responsibility: Richard Peck
Study Program: Reading Counts RC 6-8 4.6 10.0 Quiz: 17319 Guided reading level: V.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.0 5.0 Quiz: 27940.
Subject Headings: Illinois Juvenile fiction. Country life Illinois Juvenile fiction. Depressions 1929 Juvenile fiction. Grandmothers Juvenile fiction. Illinois Fiction. Country life Illinois Fiction. Depressions 1929 Fiction. Grandmothers Fiction.
Topical Term: Country life
Depressions
Grandmothers
Country life
Depressions
Grandmothers
LCCN: 98010953
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List - Humorous by: Alice M. Woertendyke ALKSTAFF Jul 02, 2012

For readers in grades 4-8. There is a sequel to this title, A Year Down Yonder.


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Sep 09, 2011
  • sassaman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I it a very good book for kids. It is very informal about the characters which really made you feel like you are in the book which is great.

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Sep 09, 2011
  • sassaman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

sassaman thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

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