A Long Way from Chicago

Written by Richard Peck and Illustrated by Yang Hee

Set in the Depression, the book is a series of stories about the adventures Joey Dowdel and his sister Mary Alice have during nine summers with their grandmother. Despite the hard times, the children have fun, and Joey has his first ride in an airplane. Because of his passion for planes, he eventually joins the Army Air Corps.

Age Range 8 - 12 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
176
Publisher
Puffin Books
Grade Level 3 - 7
ISBN
9780141303529
Lexile 730L
Themes