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    DescriptionThe return of one of children's literature's most memorable characters is a gift indeed. The eccentric, forceful, big-hearted Grandma Dowdel is the star of the Newbery Medal?winning "A Year Down Yonder" and Newbery Honor?winning "A Long Way from Chicago." And it turns out that her story isn't over?not even close. It is now 1958, and a new family has moved in next door to Mrs. Dowdel: a Methodist minister and his wife and kids. Soon Mrs. Dowdel will work her particular brand of charm?or medicine, depending on who you?re asking?on all of them: ten-yearold Bob, who is shy on courage in a town full of bullies; his two fascinating sisters; and even Bob's two parents, who are amazed to discover that the last house in town might also be the most vital. As Christmas rolls around, the Barnhart family realizes that they?ve found a true home?and a neighbor who gives gifts that will last a lifetime.

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    A Season of Gifts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Peck
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 164
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9780803730823
    ISBN 10: 0803730829

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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, frontispiece
    Dial Books for Young Readers
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    Dial Books for Young Readers
    Publication date
    17 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Richard Peck has written more than thirty novels, and in the process has become one of the country's most highly respected writers for children. In fact "The Washington Post" called him "America's best living author for young adults." A versatile writer, he is beloved by middle-graders as well as young adults for his historical and contemporary comedies and coming-of-age novels. He lives in New York City, and spends a great deal of time traveling around the country to speaking engagements at conferences, schools, and libraries. Mr. Peck is the first children's book author to have received a National Humanities Medal. He is a Newbery Medal winner (for "A Year Down Yonder"), a Newbery Honor winner (for "A Long Way from Chicago"), a two-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Edgar Award winner. In addition, he has won a number of major honors for the body of his work, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the ALAN Award, and the Medallion from the University of Southern Mississippi.