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Winner of the Newbery Medal

"Peck charms readers once again with this entertaining sequel to A Long Way from Chicago" - School Library Journal (starred review)

It was within the pages of Richard Peck's Newbery Honor-winning A Long Way from Chicago that Mary Alice and Grandma Dowdel first made their captivating debut. Now they're back for more astonishing, laugh-out-loud tales when fifteen-year-old Mary Alice moves in with her spicy grandmother for the year. Expect moonlit schemes, romances both foiled and founded, and a whole parade of fools made to suffer in unusual (and always hilarious) ways.

Wise, exuberant, and slyly heartwarming, this is a satisfying companion to Grandma Dowdel's adventures in A Long Way from Chicago and A Season of Gifts.

Newbery Medal Winner
ALA Best Book for Young Adults
ALA Notable Book
BOOKLIST Best Books of the Year
School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
New York Times Best Seller

"Audience members will breathe a sigh of regret when the eventful year "down yonder" draws to a close." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Wit, gentleness, and outrageous farce." - Booklist (starred review)



About the Author

Richard Peck

Richard Peck has written over twenty novels, and in the process has become one of America's most highly respected writers for young adults. A versatile writer, he is beloved by middle graders as well as young adults for his mysteries and coming-of-age novels. He now lives in New York City. In addition to writing, he spends a great deal of time traveling around the country attending speaking engagements at conferences, schools and libraries...Mr. Peck has won a number of major awards for the body of his work, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award from School Library Journal, the National Council of Teachers of English/ALAN Award, and the 1991 Medallion from the University of Southern Mississippi. Virtually every publication and association in the field of children s literature has recommended his books, including Mystery Writers of America which twice gave him their Edgar Allan Poe Award. Dial Books for Young Readers is honored to welcome Richard Peck to its list with Lost in Cyberspace and its sequel The Great Interactive Dream Machine...



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