Mary Alice's summer days spent in Grandma Dowdel's hick town had been packed with enough surprises and drama to fill the double bill of any picture show. But now she is fifteen and facing a whole year with Grandma, a woman well known for shaking up to local populace. And all Mary Alice can know for certain is this: When trying to predict how life with Grandma might turn out...better not.
Richard Peck crafts a worthy successor to his Newbery Honor-winning A Long Way from Chicago in this richly entertaining story. With its masterfully interwoven tales of moonlit adventures, lovesick maidens, and fools made to suffer in unusual (and always hilarious) ways, it's a year readers will want to return to time and again.
(from book jacket)
Original title: Year Down Yonder, a
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Family & Relationships
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Humorous Fiction