Sunday, December 10, 2017


A Year Down Yonder - Richard Peck

Product Description(
It was within the pages of Richard Peck's Newbery Honor-winning A Long Way from Chicago that Mary Alice and Grandma Dowdel first made their captivating debut. Now they're back for more astonishing, laugh-out-loud tales when fifteen-year-old Mary Alice moves in with her spicy grandmother for the year. Expect moonlit schemes, romances both foiled and founded, and a whole parade of fools made to suffer in unusual (and always hilarious) ways. 
Series: Newbery Medal Book 
Hardcover: 130 pages 
Publisher: Dial Books; First Edition edition (October 1, 2000) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0803725183 
ISBN-13: 978-0803725188

MY THOUGHTS:  I've read a couple of Richard Peck's books.  They are awesome books for kids.  They have a witty humor to them that kids can associate with.  It's set during the aftermath of the Great Depression.  Mary Alice has been sent to spent some time with her grandmother Dowdel.  Mary Alice is like a fish out of water in this tiny farming community.  Mary Alice lives in Chicago, so moving to a small communtity where everyone knows everyone.  Grandma Dowdel does some things Mary Alice isn't to sure of, but they usually work out for the best.  I give this book 5.....

This book is for 3 of my reading challenges......
Alphabet Soup Challenge
Outdo Yourself Challenge
Library Love Challenge

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