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A Long Way from Chicago (A Long Way from Chicago, #1)

by Richard Peck

Join Joey and his sister Mary Alice as they spend nine unforgettable summers with the worst influence imaginable--their grandmother!

Join Joey and his sister Mary Alice as they spend nine unforgettable summers with the worst influence imaginable--their grandmother!

Paperback - 160 pages - in English - $7.99
ISBN: 0142401102 (ISBN13: 9780142401101)
Published Apr 12, 2004 by Puffin
First published 1998

requested by

Mrs. Cox (4th Grade Teacher)

at Clear Lake Elementary School, Eugene, OR

Here since Jul 23, 2015

Books received - 7

This year marks my 14th year in education. I started my career teaching 5th grade and then served as an elementary school principal. Prior to serving as 4th grade teacher, I worked with an international non-profit that provides teacher training. I have loved each part of my journey, but my heart is truly in the classroom. I love coming to school each day to help my students learn and grow!

why I requested this book

I loved this story. It sort of reminds me of the Lemony Snicket series, only this book has a little more "classic" feel to it, which I think is important for...

I loved this story. It sort of reminds me of the Lemony Snicket series, only this book has a little more "classic" feel to it, which I think is important for students to experience and enjoy.

the class

My students are eager to please and hard-workers. Our school serves a large population of high-poverty students, so having reading materials readily available...

My students are eager to please and hard-workers. Our school serves a large population of high-poverty students, so having reading materials readily available at school is particularly important.

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Thank you kindly, donor! This book is a cherished book in our classroom library. The kids often have a waiting list going for this book. We are so very grateful!