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A Year Down Yonder
by Richard Peck
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1.How is Mary Alice's life in the country different from what her life in the city might have been like?
 
2.How does Grandma Dowdel show people she actually cares about them?
 
3.How does the author use humor and exaggeration to create "larger than life" characters?
 
4.Why did Grandma take Mary Alice to meet the Abernathys?
 
5.How does Mary Alice change over the course of the year?
 
6.What kinds of things about Grandma will Mary Alice "carry with me through my life"?
 
7.Why doesn't Grandma let Mary Alice stay with her at the end of the year?
 
8.Do you have a grandparent or other older relative that you could describe as being a "character" like Grandma D., or even "larger than life"??
 
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