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Publisher's Summary

In his celebrated novels A Year Down Yonder and A Long Way from Chicago, Richard Peck carried us happily back to the Midwest of the 1930's. Now he's ready to transport us all the way back to 1893, to the Chicago World's Fair and its breathtaking mix of personalities and glimpses of the future. Here is a tour de force that combines the real people of the time with an enormously engaging new fictional family, spinning them all into a whirlwind of humor, misadventure, and charms beyond measure.On the brink of adulthood (not to mention a whole new century), Rosie makes her first trip to the big city, along with her wide-eyed siblings and their rascally old granddad. There, amidst the wonders of the fair, Rosie discovers the world and herself, while also coming face-to-face with some of the era's most famous people--including showgirl Lillian Russell and Colonel William F. Cody (a.k.a. Buffalo Bill).
©2003 Richard Peck; (P)2009 Listening Library
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By birkiemom on 05-11-17

Great author, nice story telling

My family loves Richard Peck's books. They have good humor and nice tidbits of history.

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By Shannon Adams on 09-20-16

Not Grandma Dowdel but good!

I LOVE Richard Peck- I listen to his works for comfort and entertainment. This one is on the same lines as his "teacher" and "librarian" titles. I was hoping the grandfather in here would be the male equivalent of grandma Dowdel, but he isn't quite. She is unique!

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