PECK, Richard. A Year Down Yonder. NY: Dial, . 8vo, 133pp. Navy blue half-cloth stamped in gilt with purple boards. A fine copy in publisher's original full-color pictorial dust jacket (not price-clipped). Signed by the author, Richard Peck, and dated the year of publication.
First Edition. Winner of the 2001 Newbery Medal. Mary Alice's childhood summers in Grandma Dowdel's sleepy Illinois town were packed with enough drama to fill the double bill of any picture show. But now she is fifteen, and faces a whole long year with Grandma, a woman well known for shaking up her neighbors-and everyone else! All Mary Alice can know for certain is this: when trying to predict how life with Grandma might turn out . . . better not. This wry, delightful sequel to the Newbery Honor Book A Long Way from Chicago has already taken its place among the classics of children's literature.