1999 Newbery Honor Book • Richard Peck writes about the adventures of Mary Alice and her brother Joey, while on summer vacation with their Grandma.
Meet Grandma Dowdel, a hilariously zany old lady. • Mary Alice and Joey spend 7 summers with her, each one funnier than the last.
Grandma is a one-woman crime wave! • Joey and Mary Alice are rightfully apprehensive about being towed along for the ride. • Visit this sleepy Illinois town today.
2001 Newbery Medal Winner • The sequel to A Long Way From Chicago. • Mary Alice gets to spend a WHOLE YEAR down yonder with Grandma!
As Mary Alice boards the train which will take her to meet her grandma, her mother whispers “better you than me!” Come along and join one of Grandma’s crazy schemes. You just might be glad you did!
Can you guess why Grandma, shotgun in hand, is chasing a less than fully dressed woman out of the attic who also, by the way, happens to be in the grasp of a not-so-friendly snake? Enquiring minds want to know!
Her tombstone reads: ELECTRA DIETZ 1851-1912 SHH HERE LIES THE LIBRARIAN AFTER YEARS OF SERVICE, TRIED AND TRUE, HEAVEN STAMPED HER— OVERDUE! Another book from a Newbery Award Winning Author
This novel, with its quirky characters, folksy setting, and hilariously wild moments, is vintage Richard Peck. The laughter continues…
Eleanor (aka “Peewee”) and her brother Jake only want to run their auto shop. The new librarian, Irene Ridpath, plans to turn Peewee’s life upside down. Come along and enjoy the ride.