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12 results found for "A Long Way From Chicago" books

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book by Richard Peck (view book)
The book is well written and filled with hilarious moments, which made it a Newbery Honor book. The characters are relatable, and it's fun reading about their interactions. I recommend it if you are looking for something light and fun to read. ...read more
Genres: Fiction
Ages: 12 and up
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by Richard Peck
A Newbery Honor BookA summer they'll never forget. Each summer Joey and his sister, Mary Alice—two city slickers from Chicago—visit Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town. Soon enough, they find that it's far from sleepy...and Grandma is far ...read more
Genres: Fiction
Ages: 12 and up
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by Maud Macrory Powell
The streets of Chicago in 1886 are full of turmoil. Striking workers clash with police…illness and injury lurk around every corner…and twelve-year-old Addie must find her way through it all. Torn between her gruff Papa—who owns a hat shop and thinks ...read more
Genres: Historical Fiction
Ages: 8 - 12
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book by Erica O'Rourke (view book)
Erica O' Rouke has put an enhancing vocabulary, daunting descriptions, and a paranormal plot together to make a literary gem. She has coaxed the story out of the depths of its hard shell, so that it has burst open, showering the world with ...read more
Genres: Fiction
Ages: 12 and up
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book by Bonnie Geisert (view book)
Prairie Winter takes place on a farm in the 1950's. It describes the way of life for a 10 year old farm girl in the harsh winter. This book gave a good depiction of a slower paced, quieter time peroid in history. It is a big contrast to the times ...read more
Genres: Fiction, Juvenile Fiction
Ages: 12 and up
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book by Shelley Pearsall (view book)
I have a keen interest in American History, and this book taught me something completely new about World War II. Levi and I are close in age, and I can relate to his independence and will to find his Dad. It is difficult for me to understand the ...read more
Genres: Adventure, Historical Fiction
Ages: 12 and up
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book by Yvonne Navarro (view book)
I found this novel to be fascinating, full of action, romance, and well-developed characters. Each individual is very realistic, containing unique flaws and talents with a very clear mindset and personality and I particularly enjoyed how you find ...read more
Genres: Mystery
Ages: 12 and up
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book by Sherri L. Smith (view book)
This is certainly one of the better books I've read. The mood changes constantly throughout the book ranging from joyful to sad to frightful. It is a very powerful and quite moving book that filled me with many emotions, and the way the author ...read more
Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
Ages: 12 and up
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book by Catherine Reef (view book)
Reef's biography of Ernest Hemingway was a fascinating account of Hemingway's life. She aptly used quotes from Hemingway's friends and family to describe his life from his childhood to his death. She provided numerous antidotes that ...read more
Genres: Biography
Ages: 12 and up
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book by Travis Thrasher (view book)
Genres: Fiction, Mystery
Ages: 12 and up

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