A Year down Yonder
by Richard Peck

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ISBN-10:   0142300705
ISBN-13:   9780142300701
Publisher:   Penguin Group (USA) Inc
Category:   Middle School, Young Adults
Pub. Date:   December 2002
Pages:   144
Format:   Paperback
Ages:   10 to 14 years
Grades:   5th to 8th


Awards
2001  Newbery Medal (USA)  Winner! 
2003  Mark Twain Award (USA)  Nominee/Honoree 
2003  Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award (USA)  Nominee/Honoree 
2003  William Allen White Children's Book Award (USA)  Nominee/Honoree 
2003  Arizona Young Reader's Award (USA)  Nominee/Honoree 


Subjects
GRANDPARENTS_FICTION
DEPRESSIONS_FICTION
COUNTRY LIFE_FICTION
ILLINOIS_FICTION
CHILDREN'S FICTION


Description/Notes
Richard Peck, the acclaimed author of over twenty-five novels, has won the prestigious Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in young adult literature. A Long Way from Chicago, his prequel to A Year Down Yonder, was named a Newbery Honor Book, a National Book Award finalist, an ALA Notable Book, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Mr. Peck grew up in Decatur, Illinois, and now lives in New York City.
Twelve months with Grandma... can Mary Alice survive? Mary Alice's childhood summers in Grandma Dowdel's sleepy Illinois town were packed with enough surprises and drama to fill the double bill of any picture show. But now she is fifteen and faces a whole long year with Grandma, a woman well known for shaking up her neighbors-and everyone else! All Mary Alice can know for certain is this: When trying to predict how life with Grandma might turn out ... better not.
The winner of the 2001 Newbery Medal continues the story begun in the Newbery Honor Book 'A Long Way from Chicago.' Now 15-years old, Mary Alice is going to spend an entire year with her unpredictable Grandma Dowdel--a woman well known for shaking up her neighbors.
Mary Alice's childhood summers in Grandma Dowdel's sleepy Illinois town were packed with enough drama to fill the double bill of any picture show. But now she is fifteen, and faces a whole long year with Grandma, a woman well known for shaking up her neighbors-and everyone else! All Mary Alice can know for certain is this: when trying to predict how life with Grandma might turn out . . . better not. This wry, delightful sequel to the Newbery Honor Book A Long Way from Chicagohas already taken its place among the classics of children's literature.
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