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A Long Way from Chicago

by Richard Peck

Paperback, 148 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $6.99 |

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Richard Peck's stories follow siblings Joey and Mary Alice, growing up in Chicago in the 1930s. They're city kids, but the real excitement happens during their annual summer trips to rural Illinois — where their larger-than-life grandmother turns small-town visits into big-time fun.