A Long Way from Chicago: a Novel in Stories

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

A hilarious look at summer in the country.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 8+

Heartwarming, funny for kids 8 and up along with their parents

We LOVE this book and have read/listened to it more than 5 times. My mother even bought it and it's sequel to listen to in her car on long trips. It makes us laugh and think about life as it used to be and the value of family. We often quote the book and remember the delightful characters in this story.

Book Details

  • Author: Richard Peck
  • Genre: Humor
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Dial Books
  • Publication date: September 1, 1998
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 9 - 12
  • Number of pages: 148
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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