The Big House
Family Relationships; Incarceration; incarcerated mother; incarcerated father; incarcerated parents; custody
When Ivy and Ray's parents are sent to jail, and they are left in the custody of their parent's accusers, they decide to look for evidence that will "spring" their parents.
boy and girl
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition,2006Children's Literature Choice List,2005Notable Children's Books,2005Cochecho Readers' Award, 2005-2006 (Nominee)Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2005-2006 (Nominee)Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2007-2008 (Master List)Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2006-2007 (Nominee)Texas Bluebonnet Award, 2006-2007 (Nominee)Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 2007-2008 (Nominee)Parents' Choice Award, 2004 FictionWhite Ravens Award, 2005 United States
crime; embezzlement; wealthy people
Coman, Carolyn, "The Big House" (2004). DIVerse Families. 463.