Study Guide

A Long Way from Chicago Characters

By Richard Peck

Joey Dowdel

From wee tadpole to young man in uniform, this cup of Joe is our main man. After all, over the...

Grandma Dowdel

Joey Dowdel may be the narrator of A Long Way from Chicago, but Grandma Dowdel is the star. She's...

Mary Alice Dowdel

Although Joey Dowdel is the main character and narrator in A Long Way from Chicago, his sister,...

Effie Wilcox

When Joey and Mary Alice first arrive in town, they hear a lot about Effie Wilcox from Grandma...

The Weidenbachs

Mr. and Mrs. Weidenbach are definitely not Grandma Dowdel's favorite people in town. The banker...

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