A year down yonder

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439442589

Category: Country life

Page: 130

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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.

A Year Down Yonder

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440672729

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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A Newbery Medal Winner Richard Peck's Newbery Medal-winning sequel to A Long Way from Chicago Mary Alice's childhood summers in Grandma Dowdel's sleepy Illinois town were packed with enough drama to fill the double bill of any picture show. But now she is fifteen, and faces a whole long year with Grandma, a woman well known for shaking up her neighbors-and everyone else! All Mary Alice can know for certain is this: when trying to predict how life with Grandma might turn out . . . better not. This wry, delightful sequel to the Newbery Honor Book A Long Way from Chicago has already taken its place among the classics of children's literature. "Hilarious and poignant." —Publishers Weekly, starred review A Newbery Medal Winner A New York Times Bestseller An ALA Notable Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults A Booklist Best Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Year Down Yonder

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Dial

ISBN: 9780803725188

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 130

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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.

A Long Way From Chicago

A Novel in Stories

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101664363

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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A Newbery Honor Book A summer they'll never forget. Each summer Joey and his sister, Mary Alice—two city slickers from Chicago—visit Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town. Soon enough, they find that it's far from sleepy...and Grandma is far from your typical grandmother. From seeing their first corpse (and he isn't resting easy) to helping Grandma trespass, catch the sheriff in his underwear, and feed the hungry—all in one day—Joey and Mary Alice have nine summers they'll never forget! "A rollicking celebration of an eccentric grandmother and childhood memories." —School Library Journal, starred review "Each tale is a small masterpiece of storytelling." —The Horn Book, starred review "Grandma Dowdel embodies not only the heart of a small town but the spirit of an era gone by...Remarkable and fine." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review A Newbery Honor Book A National Book Award Finalist An ALA Notable Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Season of Gifts

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101664428

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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One of children's literature's most memorable characters returns in this Christmastime companion to the Newbery Medal-winning A Year Down Yonder and Newbery Honor-winning A Long Way from Chicago. The eccentric, larger-than-life Grandma Dowdel is back in this heart-warming tale. Set 20 years after the events of A Year Down Yonder, it is now 1958 and a new family has moved in next door: a Methodist minister and his wife and kids. Soon Grandma Dowdel will work her particular brand of charm on all of them: ten-year-old Bob Barnhart, who is shy on courage in a town full of bullies; his two fascinating sisters; and even his parents, who are amazed to discover that the last house in town might also be the most vital. As Christmas rolls around, the Barnhart family realizes that they’ve found a true home, and a neighbor who gives gifts that will last a lifetime. “Pitch-perfect prose, laced with humor and poignancy, strong characterization and a clear development of the theme of gifts one person can offer make this one of Peck’s best novels yet—and that’s saying something.”—Kirkus (starred review) “The type of down-home humor and vibrant characterizations Peck fans have come to adore re-emerge in full.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “With a storyteller's sure tone, Peck has once again created a whole world in one small Illinois town, a place where the folksy wisdom and generosity of one gruff old woman can change lives.”—School Library Journal (starred review) Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year Booklist Editors’ Choice

Fair Weather

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101664398

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 7775

Thirteen-year-old Rosie Beckett has never strayed further from her family's farm than a horse can pull a cart. Then a letter from her Aunt Euterpe arrives, and everything changes. It's 1893, the year of the World's Columbian Exposition-the "wonder of the age"-a.k.a. the Chicago World's Fair. Aunt Euterpe is inviting the Becketts to come for a visit and go to the fair! Award-winning author Richard Peck's fresh, realistic, and fun-filled writing truly brings the World's Fair-and Rosie and her family-to life.

The Teacher's Funeral

A Comedy in Three Parts

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Dial

ISBN: 9780803727366

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 190

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Set in a rural farm town in 1904, Russell is hopeful that they will close the school down now that their teacher has died, but when a replacement is named and it is Russell's sister, the two know that they are going to have quite an eventful year together as Russell tries to sabotage her plans at every turn.

A Year Down Yonder - Literature Kit Gr. 5-6

Author: Nat Reed

Publisher: Classroom Complete Press

ISBN: 1553198948

Category: Education

Page: 57

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In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: A Year Down Yonder is a Newbery Medal winning story about a young girl who must spend a year living with her grandmother in the country. Mary Alice spent her childhood summers staying with her grandmother in a small country-town in Illinois. These summers were packed with enough surprises and drama to fill the double bill of any picture show. Now, Mary Alice is fifteen and must spend a whole year with her grandmother, away from her Chicago home. Over the course of the year, Mary Alice experiences a hurricane, fox-hunting by night, a late-night raid of a pecan tree and pumpkin patch, a huge snake in the attic, and a community rife with hardship and social pretenses. A Year Down Yonder is a hilariously funny and heart-warming novel. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.

The Ghost Belonged to Me

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140386714

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 159

View: 4090

Thirteen-year-old Alexander Armsworth sees lights in the barn, is identified by Blossom Culp's spiritualist mother as gifted, and begins a series of Mississippi River adventures accompanied by his aged Uncle Miles and a curious female ghost.

Are You in the House Alone?

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110166438X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 160

View: 2908

An updated look for the classic YA thriller from genre heavyweight Richard Peck Sixteen-year-old Gail is living the upper-class suburban life when she begins receiving terrifying phone calls and notes in her locker. And the calls keep coming. When she's attacked by the town's golden boy everyone refuses to take action against him and his powerful family. A frightening drama that deals with heavy teen issues and the idea of justice (or lack thereof) from bestselling author Richard Peck.

The Best Man

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0147515793

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8131

Newbery Medalist Peck ("A Year Down Yonder") delivers this big-hearted novel about gay marriage from a kid's endearing perspective.

Past Perfect, Present Tense

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101664401

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Compiled for the first time, here are all of Newbery Award– winning author Richard Peck’s previously published short stories and two brand-new ones. From comedy to tragedy to historical to contemporary; from "Priscilla and the Wimps," Peck’s first short story, to "Shotgun Cheatham’s Last Night Above Ground," which inspired both A Long Way from Chicago and A Year Down Yonder, to "The Electric Summer," Peck’s jumping-off point for Fair Weather, readers will thrill at Peck’s engaging short fiction. Complete with the author’s own notes on the stories as well as tips and hints for aspiring writers and two new stories, this vibrant and varied collection offers something for everyone.

Here lies the librarian

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439898829

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 145

View: 5645

Fourteen-year-old Eleanor "Peewee" McGrath, a tomboy and automobile enthusiast, discovers new possibilities for her future after the 1914 arrival in her small Indiana town of four young librarians.

Three Quarters Dead

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101535199

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2667

Being the new girl at school is rough. But when the popular girls choose Kerry as the newest member of their ultra-exclusive clique, she thinks her troubles are finally finished. When her three new friends are killed in a horrifying car crash, her life seems over as well. But then the texts begin. . . . Richard Peck returns to his contemporary teen- and ghost-story roots in this suspenseful page-turner with a subtle commentary on peer pressure that fans of television dramas such as Pretty Little Liars and Vampire Diaries will devour.

The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0142425303

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1043

A very small mouse of unknown origins runs away from school in the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace shortly before the celebration of Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee, celebrating her sixty years on the British throne.

London Holiday

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140278576

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

View: 9096

Lesley, Julia, and Margo--best friends since their Missouri childhoods--reunite at a London bed and breakfast for a shared vacation that offers a romantic change from their ordinary lives

The Golden Basket

Author: Ludwig Bemelmans

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486807177

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 6355

Two sisters, Celeste and Melisande, visit Bruges with their father, and have fun exploring the ancient city with the innkeeper's son, Jan.

Invitations to the World

Teaching and Writing for Young

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780803727342

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 204

View: 9722

Shares the author's insights into life, writing, creativity, malls, American values, young adults, and individuality.

Secrets at Sea

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101535776

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 2893

The adorable tale of a family of mice stowaways on an adventurous ship's journey In the beloved tradition of The Borrowers, The Tale of Despereaux, and The Cricket in Times Square, here is an irresistible adventure story about the tiny creatures who secretly live among us humans, as only Newbery Medal winner Richard Peck could imagine it. Set on a grand cruise ship to England in 1887, this beautifully illustrated tale of a charming family of mice is full of laughs, near misses, and surprises. Multiple-award-winning author Richard Peck at his best and most playful!