By Richard Peck
Mary Alice's youth summers in Grandma Dowdel's sleepy Illinois city have been full of adequate drama to fill the double invoice of any photo express. yet now she is fifteen, and faces a complete lengthy 12 months with Grandma, a lady renowned for shaking up her neighbors-and every person else! All Mary Alice can recognize for sure is that this: whilst attempting to are expecting how lifestyles with Grandma may perhaps prove . . . higher no longer. This wry, pleasant sequel to the Newbery Honor booklet A good distance from Chicago has already taken its position one of the classics of children's literature.
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102 Since it's small, you decide you may as well explore this island alone and now you are wondering if it was worth the bother. After covering just about every inch of it, you can find absolutely nothing of interest. Eventually you head back to the beach off which your ship is moored. As you do so, an errant glint of sunlight catches your eye and you notice, half hidden in a clump of grass, a tiny golden key. Beside it lurks a multicoloured beetle. If you decide to take this key as a keepsake, go to 161.
Heh! Heh! If you want to open the skull and crossbones chest, go to 24. If you want to open the battered chest, go to 72. 63-65 If you want to search the room further, go to 7. If you want to go somewhere else, go to any section shown on Plan 1. 63 Swiftly, decisively, you turn your boat in the direction of the reefs. Bravely you pull on the oars. Terrifyingly your craft is seized by a current. Closer and closer you race towards the white water... You really don't want a graphic description of what happens next, do you?
So you aren't rabid (yet). But the room's still going up and down and it's still hot. Will you: Try to look through the window at 60? Try the door at 8? Search the room at 70? 51 What an imposing edifice. Corinthian pillars, flying buttresses, Grecian arches, bas reliefs, tiled 51 The building has a certain grandeur... but will you enter? 52-53 mosaics, fluted columns and baroque murals are all featured in the structure, certain indication that the architect was drunk. But drunk or not, it has a certain grandeur and it must have cost a fortune to erect.
A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck