Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Season of Gifts

By: Richard Peck
This book is a companion to Peck's A Long Way from Chicago and A Year Down Yonder.  When the preacher's family moves in next to Mrs. Dowdel, they have no idea what they are in for.  She claims she is not a "church person", but seems to find creative, and often secretive, ways to help the family.  As in the first two books, Mrs. Dowdel knows how to create a buzz in her rural Illinois town!

Mrs. Senechal says:
I have loved reading many of Richard Peck's books, and this book was another success.  I love the character of Mrs. Dowdel - I can just imagine what the family thought of her as they moved in.  She seems to be strange and selfish!  However, as the story goes on, the family is continually surprised by Mrs. Dowdel and eventually begins to act as her accomplices in some of her schemes!

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