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I don't usually rush out for all the "best sellers", but give each intriguing book/author a look. I have found many diamonds in the rough.
This was a laugh out loud short that I could have listened to for hours more. The small town, rural, characters are the very best!! All are so creative and quite different that I could not wait to see what they would do next. Grandma is someone I would love to know. This is a series I won't miss.
I loved the continuing story of Mary Alice and Grandma Dowdle, and her antics. It was a great story!
I would like to have the narrator who was cast for "A Long Way from Chicago" in spite of the fact that the book is from the perspective of Mary Alice. He did such an excellent job with all of the characters, especially Grandma Dowdle. I did not enjoy Ms. Smith's interpretation at all.
I am a woman who loves to read and to listen to books. I want to be entertained and taken to another place when I listen..
It isn't a long book but it is so great. it takes you back to another time a world we don't know..but it is still the same. Women are still the same and teenage girls are especially still the same. Definitely 5 STARS!!
Though this is for young people, it is so much fun, so full of wit and humor, and so well performed by Lois Smith, that anyone, yes anyone of any age or culture, would enjoy it. Don't hesitate! Download this book now! It didn't win the coveted Newbury Award for nothing!
I'm not a fan of books in fact I dread reading them but I forced myself to sit down and start reading this. Once I did, I immediately fell in love with the little girl and her grandma in the story! This is such a cute story!
It is the best!! I would 100% recommend it for everyone of all ages! It is well written and humorous. It is definitely the best fiction book- on par with the other books in this series.
Loved the down to earth country feel of the book.
The grandmother was the best character in this book. You never know what she was going to do next.
The Christmas pageant was the best scence in the book.
The ending of this children's book left the reader wanting more.
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