Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck: Place

In A Long Way from Chicago, two kids named Mary Alice and Joey spend some summers with their colorful grandmother. You know if something is sour or sweet but with grandma you just can't figure it out. Every summer is a different chapter. Through each everyone learns not to mess with grandma. Like in one chapter: One Woman Crime Wave, grandma takes the kids fishing in an illegal area. It’s for a good cause. She’s been feeding a woman that thinks she’s her maid, even though she’s not anymore. It’s really nice, because the book happens during the Depression, and lots of people are hungry, but grandma won’t let anyone starve.

See? Grandma is sour and sweet.

I read this book for my class reading challenge.