Everything you need to understand or teach A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck.
Richard Peck's A Long Way from Chicago is a National Book Award finalist as well as a Newberry Honor Book. It is funny, quick-moving and delightful to read, a collection of interrelated short stories recording the visits of a brother and sister to their eccentric grandmother in a small town in rural Illinois.
Though it is a juvenile story, A Long Way From Chicago is smart and sophisticated enough for adult readers to take pleasure in as well. By the time the book is done, the reader has a sure sense of what it was like to live in small-town, pre-industrial America, as well as a permanent, friendly memory of one of the great ladies of juvenile literature.
Richard Peck's A Long Way from Chicago is a charming collection of related short stories set in pre-World War II America. In it, a brother and sister make yearly visits to their... View more of the A Long Way from Chicago Summary