Everything you need to understand or teach A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck.
A Long Way from Chicago is a novel by award-winning author Richard Peck. It is a novel told in stories. Joey Dowdel and his sister Mary Alice leave Chicago to visit their Grandmother each summer beginning in 1929 until 1935. Each chapter is its own story. Richard Peck, two-time winner of the Edgar Allen Poe Award for best juvenile mystery, tells the story in a style reminiscent of Mark Twain or Flannery O’Connor.