Ten-year-old Jerry's attempts to adjust to his new school and make new friends are complicated by his determination to keep secret the fact that his father is serving time in the local prison for being a thief.
Family Relationships; Incarceration; father in prison
mother and father
Young Hoosier Book Award, 1991
PEN Center USA Literary Award, 1990, Winner, Children-Illustrated
moving; prison; bullying; blackmail; elementary school
DeClements, Barthe, "Five-Finger Discount" (2000). Diverse Families. 858.