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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,007 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Peck Narrator: Estelle Parsons Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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).

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emily Johnson | 2/13/2014

    " Richard Peck - my favorite children's author (and one of my mom's favorites) does it again. He writes one simple yet amazing book after another. Funny and touching...the whole package. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lori | 2/11/2014

    " this book was alright. nothing special happened to catch my attention, but at the same time, i didnt hate it. the main character leaves her family for a summer and goes to visit her aunt. while she is there, she goes to this fair, and she has a great time meeting people. it seems like if this was a real life story, the person would have had a good time, but as a reader, it was just a little slow..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jean | 2/10/2014

    " Book on tape - learned a lot about the Chicago World's Fair. Great period piece. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathryn | 2/6/2014

    " I selected this book as a read aloud for my 3rd graders because we study Chicago for the whole year in social studies and we had talked about the Colombian World's Exhibition. I loved the book for giving us some historical fiction to discuss these events over. The biggest problem was that even with me reading the book aloud and stopping to talk about the vocabulary a lot of it was over the 8 & 9 year olds heads that I was reading it to. Thus, they missed a lot of the humor or were confused at times. So now I just need to find social studies material for them. The storyline was a bit dry at times, but then the book wrapped up abruptly and quickly at the end, so that could have been improved. At the end of the day a decent book, not amazing! "

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