A Year Down Yonder
Author: Richard Peck
Grade Level Equivalent:
Guided Reading Level:
Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction
Great Depression, Extended Families, Individuality, Moving
The worst part of the "Roosevelt Recession" in 1937 is that Mary Alice has to spend a year in a rural town with her feisty and conniving Grandma Dowdel. After enduring many outrageous schemes, Mary Alice eventually learns to appreciate her grandmother's wisdom and her ways. This Newbery Medal winner is the hilarious sequel to Peck's celebrated A Long Way From Chicago.