By Richard Peck
What occurs whilst Joey and his sister, Mary Alice -- urban slickers from Chicago -- make their annual summer season visits to Grandma Dowdel's probably sleepy Illinois city? August 1929: They see their first corpse, and he is not resting effortless. August 1930: The Cowgill boys terrorize town, and Grandma fights again. August 1931: Joey and Mary Alice aid Grandma trespass, poach, seize the sheriff in his undies, and feed the hungry -- multi functional day. and there is extra, as Joey and Mary Alice make seven summer season journeys to Grandma's -- each funnier than the 12 months ahead of -- in self-contained chapters that readers can take pleasure in as brief tales or take jointly for a rollicking stable novel. within the culture of yank humorists from Mark Twain to Flannery O'Connor, well known writer Richard Peck has created a memorable global jam-packed with characters who, like Grandma herself, are higher than lifestyles and two times as unique.
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My great-grandfather signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. He was in the Alamo when he was elected to Washington-on-the-Brazos and he signed it there so I knew something about it. When you were growing up, what was the Alamo like? It was pretty much like it is now. When I was your age my father would Maury's father at the Spanish Governor's Palace. take me there and he would tell me both sides of the Alamo story. The Mexicans were brave too. You always hear one side. We Texans were not always right.
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