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A Long Way from Chicago
by Richard Peck
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1.Do you know anyone who acts like Joey? What is it like being around them?
 
2.Describe Grandma? What kind of a person was she?
 
3.This novel is made up of several short stories, one for each summer that Joey and Mary Alice visited Granddma. What did you like or not like about this short story approach?
 
4.Which story was your favorite and why?
 
5.Does Grandma tell stories or lies? What's the difference between the two?
 
6.How do mary Alice and Joey change over the years? How does the town change?
 
7.Why do you think Grandma takes care of Aunt Puss?
 
8.Why did Grandma really enter the county fair pie contest?
 
9.This book is a newbery Honor book. What about it makes you think it is Newbery worthy?
 
Author Website:
http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Author/AuthorPage/0,,0_1000025091,00.html
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