A Year Down Yonder
by Richard Peck (2000)
Newbery Medal 2001
A city girl goes to live with her country Grandma during the Depression; hilarity ensues. Lots of personality and humor, believable narrator voice and many episodes to explore (hunting/stealing, Halloween, high school cliques, neighbors, 193o's, radio...)
This is the sequel to A Long Way to Chicago, Peck's 1999 Newbery Honor book.