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The King of Jam Sandwiches

by Eric Walters

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published: Sep 2020
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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?

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
8 to 12
Editorial 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>

“A character-driven story that will teach you to never judge a person by their appearance, but instead remind you to keep an open mind and more importantly, an open heart.”

— Canadian Children's Book News

? “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

“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

“Harrowing and heartfelt.”

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

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

— Kirkus Reviews

“Realistic, compelling and often heartbreaking, and told with compassion. It's a keeper!”

— Sal's Fiction Addiction

“This book is perfect for middle and high school libraries. It is one of Walters’ best as much for its topic, characters, plot and theme as for its portrayal of mental disorders and alcoholism.”

— Must Read Literature

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