It just feels so good
Not a chuckle.
Or a snicker.
Not a umph.
Or a giggle.
To full on laugh.
I am not even sure how I stumbled upon it.
I think I was browsing the Newbery award winners.
Mr Peck wrote this for teens and so the book is found in the "Teen" section of the library.
Don't let that deter you.
Well written with a line here and there that sneaks up and catches you from behind.
About Grandma Dowdel: "Grandma saved herself a lot of bother by not being the kind of person you question."
About Effie Wilcox: "You think she's ugly not, you should have seen her as a girl. And she'd talk you to death. Her tongues' attached in the middle and flaps both ways."
I have laughed out loud reading - and then even more delightful - the next day when just thinking about it.
I checked out the book and the audio book.
on this way home from work.
He sits in the garage when he gets home.....not wanting to stop ..and then walks in the door chuckling. NO...he walks in - laughing out load.
We then giggle - chuckle - laugh out loud - our way through supper...as we talk about Grandma Dowdel.
She is a most unusual Grandma.
Oh, and there is a sequel.
"A Year Down Yonder"
I am so happy.