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Each summer Joey and his little sister Mary Alice take a train from their home in Chicago to visit their eccentric grandmother in a small town in southern Illinois. Each chapter depicts a hilarious and unforgettable visit with the irrepressible Grandma Dowdel, The book takes place during the Great Depression, but Grandma can take care of herself—and those she loves. This book was both a National Book Award finalist and a Newbery Honor Book.
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Re: A Long Way from Chicago
I only read the prolog, and it sounded good. However, I never got time to read it; I was too busy.
     - weirdgirl, Jun 23 2009

Re: A Long Way from Chicago
This book was awesome i just loved it epecialy the end!!!!!!!!!!!!
     - nikki, Mar 10 2009

Re: A Long Way from Chicago
My class is reading this book. I love it!
     - Karley, Jan 25 2009

 
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