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A Year Down Yonder (2000)

by Richard Peck

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Series: Grandma Dowdel (Book 2)

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In 1937, during the Depression, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice, initially apprehensive about leaving Chicago to spend a year with her fearsome, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois, gradually begins to better understand and admire her grandmother's unusual qualities.
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Loved it. ( )
  BarbF410 | May 22, 2022 |
Hmph. I _thought_ she was imitating Grandma Dowdel a little too well. Now there's two of them running their little plots. Interesting but not enjoyable, for me - if you don't mind manipulators, you might like it better. ( )
  jjmcgaffey | Jan 14, 2022 |
Although the vagueness remains, I still was in stitches during Mary Alice's first attempt to "study" with Royce McNabb. Hilarious. ( )
  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
It's 1937, and Mary Alice is now 15 years old. She has been sent to live with her grandmother while her father searches for employment. Things are tough all over, but Grandma Dowdel hasn't changed from her eccentric ways, using atypical methods to keep them both clothed and fed. Wonderful, smile-inducing book, and worthy of the Newbery it won in 2001. ( )
  fuzzi | Sep 16, 2021 |
Thoroughly enjoyable. ( )
  emrsalgado | Jul 23, 2021 |
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To the Talberts--Moo and Marc, Molly and Jessie
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It was a September morning, hazy with late summer, and now with all the years between. Mother was seeing me off at Dearborn Station in Chicago.
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...you outdo the most two-faced, two-fisted shortchanger, flimflam artist, and full-time extortionist anybody saw working this part of the country. And all I have to say is, God bless you for your good work.
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In 1937, during the Depression, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice, initially apprehensive about leaving Chicago to spend a year with her fearsome, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois, gradually begins to better understand and admire her grandmother's unusual qualities.

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