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The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw

Title

The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw

Publisher

Ocra Book Publishers

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781554692033

Pages

105 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

K-3, 3-5

Topic

Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; Foster care; foster child; grandparents raising grandchild

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

multi-generational

LGBTQ+

none

Awards

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

Keywords

abandoned child; cowboys; mutism; childhood memories

Diversity Impact

direct

The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw

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