The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw
Ocra Book Publishers
Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; Foster care; foster child; grandparents raising grandchild
After Kevin's mother abandons him, he takes refuge in his fantasy of becoming a cowboy, but his reality is a foster home and grandparents he doesn't know.
Best Bets: Recommended Canadian Reads for Children, 2010; Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011; Chocolate Lily Young Readers' Choice Award, 2011-2012, Nominee; Horned Toad Tales, 2012-2013, Nominee; Silver Birch Award, 2011, Nominee
abandoned child; cowboys; mutism; childhood memories
Peterson, Lois J., "The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw" (2010). DIVerse Families. 771.