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A Year Down Yonder

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11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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While this is a sequel to A Long Way from Chicago, it can easily be read and enjoyed on its own. Richard Peck writes the adventures of Mary Alice, spending a year away from her home in depression-era Chicago at her grandmother's house in the country. While grandma is gr...
While this is a sequel to A Long Way from Chicago, it can easily be read and enjoyed on its own. Richard Peck writes the adventures of Mary Alice, spending a year away from her home in depression-era Chicago at her grandmother's house in the country. While grandma is gruff and no-nonsense, she soon enlists Mary Alice in her schemes to influence neighbors - some who are friends, some who are enemies. This hilarious book is great to read aloud, and will leave both moms and daughters in stitches.

posted by Anonymous on July 16, 2008

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A Year Down Yonder

This girl named Mary Alice is sent to her Grandma Dowdel's house by her self for a year long stay in rural Illinois. She has to learn to cope with her grandma. She's also 15 and she is learning from being around her grandma,how to be independent. It's taking place at he...
This girl named Mary Alice is sent to her Grandma Dowdel's house by her self for a year long stay in rural Illinois. She has to learn to cope with her grandma. She's also 15 and she is learning from being around her grandma,how to be independent. It's taking place at her grandma's house in the country. It's during the depretion in 1937. Mary Alice is from Chicago and it's hard for her to start a new school. She is called the rich girl from Chicago. Everyone is afraid of Grandma but she is really nice.I would give this book one star because it wasn't very exciting. It might be more interesting if you like to read stories about people's lies. It was also kind of boring. I think that if you want to read this book you should start with the first one. It clears things out more.

posted by 7035498 on February 10, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Introduction This book is about a teen from Chicago named Mary A

    Introduction
    This book is about a teen from Chicago named Mary Alice. During the Great Depression, she is sent to her Grandma who lives in a very rural place, and live there for a year.
    Description and summary of content
    Mary Alice and Grandma go on adventures throughout the town. Some of their adventures aren’t always legal, but what they do is always for a good cause. Through the book, Mary Alice also learns how to be less dependent and smarter.
    Evaluation
    The book starts out be good, but as the book goes forward it, personally, just got very boring. There are some parts that are good, like it tries to teach the readers a lesson. It is just so boring that people might not realize it. And, the ending in my opinion is just awful. The story builds up and goes slow and then they cram a bunch of important parts in just one chapter.
    Conclusion
    The book is ok, but I wouldn’t recommend it for people who like intense books. This book is more for readers who want slow, calm books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

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    I had to read this for a book club and this was the book that the most people didnt finish-including me

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    I really do not know

    It is okay i guess i started reading the sequel to it and got SO bored that i turned it back in to the library to get another book .a year down yonder is okay. Would not reccomend if you are bored easiily. Come to think of it, i STILL would not reccomend if you are not bored easily. Really not a good book or author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2004

    The Year Down Yonder

    The year Down Yonder is about a girl and a grandma. They are from New York. The girl's name was Mary Alice. She and her grandma first went to Chicago. There was a girl named Mildred. She's the meanest girl in Mary Alice's class. Alice owes Mildred one dollar now Mary Alice's grandma made Mildred walk barefoot with nothing to ride on. Because at first Mildred said that Mary Alice had to owe her one dollar and now grandma made Mildred walk barefeet. Grandma trided to get outside and she did. Grandma took Mildred's boots and untied the string from the horse and the horse ran away. Alice said,' where is Bootsie?' I felt about the book that it was real boring and it was maybe it was in the 1860's or 18 something.

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    Posted July 29, 2010

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    Posted March 17, 2011

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