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A Year Down Yonder

A Year Down Yonder

by Richard Peck

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.

Ages
14, 15, 13, 16, 17, 18
Interest Level
Grades 8 - 12
Grade Level Equivalent
4.9
Lexile Measure
610L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
V
Publisher
Dial Books
Number of Pages
144
Genre
Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction

About the Author

Richard Peck Author Richard Peck got his first writing assignment as a soldier in Germany: ghost-writing sermons for chaplains. He has written A Long Way From Chicago , A Year Down Yonder , and Fair Weather , among others, to show the world the real Illinois.

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