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The Big House

Title

The Big House

Authors

Carolyn Coman

Illustrator

Rob Shepperson

Publisher

Front Street

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9781932425093

Pages

224 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

3-5

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; Incarceration; legal guardians; mother in prison; father in prison; parents in prison; custody; jail

Main Character

male child; female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

parental custodians

Awards

Parents' Choice Award, 2004, Silver, Fiction
White Ravens Award, 2005, Winner, United States
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Children's Literature Choice List, 2005 Longer Books with More Sophisticated Themes for Middle Readers (Children 8 to 12)
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2004
Notable Children's Books, 2005 Middle Reader
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2004

Keywords

crime; embezzlement; wealthy people; mansion; secrets; evidence; bed wetting

Diversity Impact

direct

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