Illinois

Fiction:

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A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories by Richard Peck

Joe and Mary Alice Dowdel go to visit their lively grandmother who lives in a sleepy Illinois town during the 1930’s.

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Publisher: Puffin Books (April 12, 2004)
  • ISBN-10: 0142401102
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142401101


A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

Mary Alice Dowdel spends a year with her grandmother, in a follow-up to A Long Way from Chicago.

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (November 21, 2002)
  • ISBN-10: 0142300705



Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park

Set in Plainfield, Illinois, Julia Song and her friend Patrick raise silkworms for their science fair project.



  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Publisher: Yearling; Reissue edition (January 23, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 0440421632
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440421634



Rosie in Chicago: Play Ball! by Carol Matas

Historical fiction set in Chicago in the early 1900's, featuring Rosie.


  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Publisher: Aladdin (November 11, 2003)
  • ISBN-10: 0689857152
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689857157



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