Fantastic book! I love Richard Peck! He is my favorite young adult author. I am an elementary teacher and I recommend his books to all my students. They are hilarious with wonderful characters always. Grandma Dowdy is the greatest character of all. this book featured several other characters that you just love. There is always a twist, and this story did not disappoint in the least! I highly recommend this book and this author. One thing to note. There are two Richard Peck's. Both do a great job, but this one is really my all time favorite! We have often taken car trips and listened to these books. It's kind of a family affair that we all enjoy!
It was a delightful story of an Aunt who sent tickets to her sister and the children to come to the Chicago Worlds Fair in 1893. I personally have a hankie that was brought from that World's Fair from one of my husbands ancestors. Richard Peck does a marvelous job of writing for young people and makes things come to life. Any one who reads this book will certainly remember it and love it.
I have read several of Richard Pecks books and this is one of my favorites. I love the grandfather in this book. What a character. There is a surprise at the end of this book, but you don't want to sneak a look because you won't understand the surprise. After reading the book I got on line to read more about the Chicago World Fair.