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The King of Jam Sandwiches

by Eric Walters

tagged: homelessness & poverty, self-esteem & self-reliance, depression & mental illness
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? “Tug at the heartstrings and tickle the funny bone…This warm tale is definitely one for the keeper shelves. Highly recommended.”—School Library Journal, starred review
Thirteen-year-old Robbie leads a double life. It's just Robbie and his dad, but no one knows that his dad isn't like most parents. Sometimes he wakes Robbie up in the middle of the night to talk about dying. Sometimes he just leaves without telling Robbie where he’s going. Once when Robbie was younger, he was gone for more than a week. Robbie was terrified of being left alone but even more scared of telling anyone in case he was put into foster care. No one can know. Until one day when Robbie has to show the tough new girl, Harmony, around school. Their first meeting ends horribly and she punches Robbie in the face. But eventually they come to realize that they have a lot more in common than they thought. Can Robbie's new friend be trusted to keep his secret?

About the Author

Eric Walters

ERIC WALTERS, a former elementary school teacher, is one of Canada’s most popular authors for children and young adults. He has written more than seventy books that together have won more than a hundred awards, and talks to hundreds of young people in schools and libraries across the country each year. He is also the founder of Creation of Hope, which provides care for orphans in the Makueni district of Kenya, and lives in Mississauga, Ontario. Visit him online at www.ericwalters.net.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 8
Editorial Reviews

? “Tug at the heartstrings and tickle the funny bone…This warm tale is definitely one for the keeper shelves. Highly recommended.”

— School Library Journal, starred review

“Harrowing and heartfelt.”

— Kenneth Oppel, award-winning author of the Silverwing trilogy

“A superb middle grade novel that focuses on the effects of poverty and mental illness on children and their families. Not only is it a realistic portrayal, but its being written in a nonjudgmental and compassionate way allows children to better understand a very serious topic. Highly Recommended.”

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Narration unfolds with wry, self-deprecating humor...An entertaining journey.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“You’ll cheer our hero on while your heart aches for him. This is an original and deeply moving personal journey.”

— Teresa Toten, Governor General’s Literary Award–winning author of <i>The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B</i>

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