It was within the pages of Richard Peck’s Newbery Honor-winning A Long Way from Chicago that Mary Alice and Grandma Dowdel first made their captivating debut. Now they’re back for more astonishing, laugh-out-loud adventures when fifteen-year-old Mary Alice moves in with her spicy grandmother for the year. Expect moonlit schemes, romances both foiled and founded, and a whole parade of fools made to suffer in unusual (and always hilarious) ways.
Wise, exuberant, and slyly heartwarming, Mary Alice’s story is a fully satisfying companion to the celebrated A Long Way from Chicago, which, in addition to receiving the Newbery Honor, was a National Book Award finalist, an ALA Notable Book, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
- ISBN: 9780803725188
- Author: Peck, Richard
- Published: 2000 , Dial
- Themes: grandmother and grandchild, Great Depression, Humor, multigenerational, Small Town
- Descriptors: Historical Fiction, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Newbery, United States
- No. of pages: 130