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A Long Way from Chicago

A Long Way from Chicago

(1998)
(The first book in the Grandma Dowdel series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel (nominee)
Each summer over the nine years of the Depression, Joey and his sister, Mary Alice-two city slickers from Chicago-make their annual summer visit to 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, pinch property, 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. Richard Peck's laugh-out-loud funny, episodic novel makes sure that you never will, either!

The 1999 Newbery Honor Book-"A small masterpiece of storytelling." -The Horn Book

Reviews for A Long Way from Chicago:

"Peck deftly captures the feel of the times...Remarkable and fine." -Kirkus Reviews, pointer review

"Warmly nostalogic, beautifully written, and full of thought-provoking interpersonal relatinships." -Children's Literature

"A rollicking celebration...Perfect for reading aloud and a great choice for family sharing." -School Library Journal, starred review

Awards for A Long Way from Chicago:

( The 1999 Newbery Honor Book
( A 1998 National Book Award Finalist
( An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
( A Riverbank Review 1999 Book of Distinction

 
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Used availability for Richard Peck's A Long Way from Chicago


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Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 1-4395-1561-1 / 978-1-4395-1561-7 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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April 2008 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: A Long Way from Chicago (Puffin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 1-4352-3304-2 / 978-1-4352-3304-1 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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January 2007 : USA Library Binding
Title: Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories (Puffin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 1-4242-2266-4 / 978-1-4242-2266-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fitzgerald Books
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March 2001 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-7862-3249-8 / 978-0-7862-3249-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

September 1999 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: A Long Way From Chicago (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-613-30011-4 / 978-0-613-30011-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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January 2000 : USA Turtleback
thumbTitle: Long Way from Chicago
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-606-19769-9 / 978-0-606-19769-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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October 2000 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: A Long Way from Chicago
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-7569-0091-3 / 978-0-7569-0091-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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September 1998 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories (Newbery Honor Book)
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-8037-2290-7 / 978-0-8037-2290-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2004 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories (Puffin Classics)
Author(s): Richard Peek
ISBN: 0-14-240110-2 / 978-0-14-240110-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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1998 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: A Long Way from Chicago
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-439-24092-1 / 978-0-439-24092-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
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April 2001 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Title: Long Way From Chicago
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-14-131182-7 / 978-0-14-131182-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Putnam~trade
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September 1999 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-14-130352-2 / 978-0-14-130352-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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March 2000 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Long Way From Chicago
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-340-77803-2 / 978-0-340-77803-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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January 2000 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: A Long Way From Chicago
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-439-22755-0 / 978-0-439-22755-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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Audio Editions

November 2008 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Long Way from Chicago
Author(s): Richard Peck
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon   

May 2005 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Long Way from Chicago(Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-307-20739-0 / 978-0-307-20739-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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May 2005 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-307-24320-6 / 978-0-307-24320-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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October 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: A Long Way From Chicago
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-8072-6162-9 / 978-0-8072-6162-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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September 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: A Long Way from Chicago
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 0-8072-8125-5 / 978-0-8072-8125-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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