The Big House
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.
Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; Incarceration; legal guardians; mother in prison; father in prison; parents in prison; custody; jail
male child; female child
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
crime; embezzlement; wealthy people; mansion; secrets; evidence; bed wetting
Coman, Carolyn, "The Big House" (2004). Diverse Families. 463.