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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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Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: 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)
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April 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Long Way from Chicago (Puffin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Richard Peck
ISBN: 1-4352-3304-2 / 978-1-4352-3304-1 (USA edition)
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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
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Title: 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 Pr
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September 1999 : USA Library Binding
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories (Puffin Modern Classics)
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
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories (Puffin Modern Classics)
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
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: A Long Way from Chicago
Author(s): Richard Peck
Publisher: Listening Library
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November 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Long Way from Chicago
Author(s): Richard Peck
Publisher: Listening Library
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May 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: 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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