A Year Down Yonder

Set in the rural heartlands of America during the Great Depression, Richard Peck's novel, A Year Down Yonder, follows the adventures of Mary Alice, a young girl sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life Grandmother Dowdel. This heartwarming tale weaves together humor and life lessons as Mary Alice experiences a year full of eccentric characters, unexpected friendships, and small-town antics. The novel offers rich themes such as the importance of family, resilience during hard times, and the journey of growing up. With this content pack, students can bring to life the vibrant world of Grandma Dowdel and Mary Alice, reimagining their memorable moments. Activities could include analyzing character dynamics, exploring the setting's historical context, creating dialogue, and learning vocabulary specific to the era. Apply the keyword #A Year Down Yonder to show all content from this pack in the Comic Maker.