A Year Down Yonder

Version: Unabridged
Author: Richard Peck
Narrator: Lois Smith
Genres: Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Published In: April 2004
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours, 25 minutes
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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

Reviews (2)


Written by D. Davis from Palm Springs, CA on October 10th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was a delightful coming of age story about a young girl who is sent to live with her gruff grandmother during the Depression. It has nostalgic references to old-fashioned values and ideas. Short and sweet.

Enjoyable, Quaint

Written by Anonymous on April 19th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was quite enjoyable - plenty of plot without being too weighty, holds the interest, and not too long.

Author Details

Author Details

Peck, Richard

RICHARD PECK is Professor of International Affairs at Lewis and Clark College.