History Literature / ALongWayFromChicago

19th Oct '13 11:57:34 AM WisdomCat37
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* DefeatMeansFriendship: Subverted in general. Grandma often outwits various townspeople, particularly the snobby Weidenbachs, but she doesn't think any better of them, nor they with her. The best that can be said is that they learn it's better to simply leave her alone, rather than tangle with her. Implied to be the case with Effie Wilcox though, as the two seem to have at least some gruding respect for each other. [[spoiler:At least enough for Grandma to get the banker to give Effie her foreclosed house back.]]
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* DefeatMeansFriendship: Subverted in general. Grandma often outwits various townspeople, particularly the snobby Weidenbachs, but she doesn't think any better of them, nor they with her. The best that can be said is that they learn it's better to simply leave her alone, rather than tangle with her. Implied to be the case with Effie Wilcox though, as the two seem to have at least some gruding grudging respect for each other. [[spoiler:At least enough for Grandma to get the banker to give Effie her foreclosed house back.]]

* TeenPregnancy: Turns out, [[spoiler:this is one of the reasons Mildred Burdict never came back to school after the first chapter.]]
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* TeenPregnancy: Turns out, [[spoiler:this is one of the reasons Mildred Burdict Burdick never came back to school after the first chapter.]]
18th Oct '13 9:45:34 AM Vasha
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''A Long Way From Chicago'' is a series of short stories by Richard Peck. Set between the 1920s to 1940s, two children - Joey and Mary Alice - find themselves uprooted every summer from their city-slicker lives in Chicago, in order to live with their eccentric Grandma Dowdel in rural Illinois. While the two are initially not very happy with this arrangement, each summer has some wacky adventure happen, usually instigated by their grandmother. It won the 2001 Newbery Award for children's literature.
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''A '''''A Long Way From Chicago'' from Chicago''''' is a series of short stories by Richard Peck. Set between the 1920s to 1940s, two children - Joey and Mary Alice - find themselves uprooted every summer from their city-slicker lives in Chicago, in order to live with their eccentric Grandma Dowdel in rural Illinois. While the two are initially not very happy with this arrangement, each summer has some wacky adventure happen, usually instigated by their grandmother. It won the 2001 Newbery Award for children's literature.

* DarkerAndEdgier: To a degree. While ''A Year Down Yonder'' isn't all depressing, it is less comical than ''A Long Way From Chicago'' and deals with more adult things (Mary Alice having to live away from her family for a full year, the TheGreatDepression, a tornado, and so on).
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* DarkerAndEdgier: To a degree. While ''A Year Down Yonder'' isn't all depressing, it is less comical than ''A Long Way From from Chicago'' and deals with more adult things (Mary Alice having to live away from her family for a full year, the TheGreatDepression, a tornado, and so on).
3rd Aug '13 10:34:04 AM ZeldaQueen
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* {{Hot Guy, Average Wife}}: The opinion several ladies hold of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.
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* {{Hot Guy, Average Wife}}: HotGuyUglyWife: The opinion several ladies hold of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.Roosevelt (though it's not so much that Eleanor's ugly as that she's really plain).
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