The King of Jam Sandwiches

Category: Book
By (author): Walters, Eric
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Age 7-10 Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Depression & Mental Illness
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Homelessness & Poverty
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: September 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.50in x 5.00in x 0.25in
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$ 12.95
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From The Publisher*"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?
From The Publisher*Thirteen-year-old Robbie never knows from one day to the next if there is going to be enough to eat or if his father will even come home.
From The Publisher*Thirteenyearold Robbie leads a double life. Its just Robbie and his dad, but no one knows that his dad isnt 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 hes 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 Robbies new friend be trusted to keep his secret?
Review Quote*"You'll cheer our hero on while your heart aches for him. This is an original and deeply moving personal journey."
Review Quote*"Harrowing and heartfelt."
Review Quote*★ "Tug at the heartstrings and tickle the funny bone…This warm tale is definitely one for the keeper shelves. Highly recommended."
Review Quote*"Narration unfolds with wry, self-deprecating humor...An entertaining journey."