The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw
Ocra Book Publishers
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.
Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; Foster care; foster child; foster siblings; foster parents; grandparents raising grandchild; grandparents raising grandson
grandmother and grandfather; foster mother and father
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; selective mutism; childhood memories; note; decisions
Peterson, Lois J., "The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw" (2010). Diverse Families. 771.