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This Newbery Medal-winning sequel to A Long Way From Chicago has Mary Alice coming to live with Grandma Dowdel for a whole year, while her brother is in the Civilian Conservation Corps and her parents are tightening the belt due to the Depression and unemployment. She grows closer than ever to her Grandma, but also has to deal with a school full of no-account boys and stuck-up girls. On top of all the rip-roaring adventures you would expect, there’s even a love story in the mix, besides the ever-present love story of the child and her Grandma. Children grow up, and this book takes the next step…
Well worth the time, and well worth the award.
Recommended Age: 10+