New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c1998
148 p. ; 22 cm ISBN/ISSN:
0803722907, 0141303522 (pbk.) :, 9780141303529 (pbk.), Language:
Winner of the 1999 Newbery Honor Book Award
Prequel to: A year down yonder
Also published: New York, N.Y. : Puffin Books, 2000, c1998 (148 p.)
A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother
Prologue -- Shotgun Cheatham's last night above ground -- The mouse in the milk -- A one-woman crime wave -- The day of judgement -- The phantom brakeman -- Things with wings -- Centennial summer -- The troop train
Related Searches: Grandmothers -- FictionDepressions -- Fiction -- 1929-Country life -- Fiction -- IllinoisIllinois -- FictionAdded--99/1Newbery Honor Book
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