FC: Tyler Lowe Class Period 7 English 1
1: A long way from Chicago
2: Richard Peck Realistic Fiction
3: 1929-1942 in Chicago
4: Summary This book is about two kids who started to go visit there grandma again since they haven't gone since they were young kids. When they first started going back they didn't like it much, there was always drama or something crazy going on at old grandmas house. Once the kids started growing up them and their grandma grew closer and they started having more and more fun, shooting at people, hearing grandmas favorite stories, seeing dead bodies, and flying. Toward the end of the book Joey realized he hadst fulfilled his dream of flying an airplane daily. So he packed his backs and got on a train headed to the army base. He then realized the train was going through his grandmothers town, so he sent her a telegraph, because she didn't have a telephone, telling her about his passing through town. Then as the train approached her town, joey, unable to sleep because of the noisy train sat in his seat waiting.
5: As the train passed through her town grandma who could block half the town with one leg stepped outside waving at the train not knowing which car Joey was in. Joey waved back but grandma never seen it. Theory The theory of the story could be taken in different ways, but i think the theory is that when kids are raised to believe i their dreams they will one day come true. Also the main point of the book is to make people laugh.
6: Main characters 1.Joey Dowel- Point of view wich the story was told from, Hr realized when he flew a plane that he wanted to do that for the rest of his life. So he joined the army
7: Mary Alice- Younger sister to joey she was always worried about something or scared of something GRandma-She was a very very large woman who's elderly years were much more fun than any old other grandma.She shot guns at people she told off news reporters to make them crazy over a fake story and she flew airplanes.
8: Conflicts & Resolutions 1. At first the kids were not looking forward to taking a trip, and didn't much like going to grandmas. As time passes and the children grew up grandma didn't seem so bad after all. 2.Effie Wilcox was telling towns people and news reporters that shotgun cheatham , grandmas son, got his name from being a bad shot and almost shooting people and grandma didn't like it. So grandma told the reporter than her son died at war and he got his name from his gun skills.
9: 3. Joey Dowdel always wanted to do something in life never could figure out what it was he felt empty inside. Until grandam broke out the old airplane and showed him how fun fly was . 4.Now Joey wanted to fly planes for his life but there was no way hehad no money for a plane a license or lessons. So at the and of the story Joey packed up and headed for the troops to fly planes.
10: Was born April 10, 1934, was awarded the Newberry Metal in 2001, is known for his children books
11: Recommendation I myself do not read books but this one was pretty funny. it took a minute for me to get into but once i did it was all over i would recommend this book to a comedy lover but not much else.