Daisy's father is in prison. When a fight makes her realize just how terrible jail is, she and her friend Graham decide to break him out with the aid of an idea coin, Graham's cousin, and a well-named plot. A quirky, funny, and heartfelt novel of two kids trying to right perceived wrongs no matter what obstacles rise in their paths. — Marika McCoola
Meet Daisy Bauer and her sometimes best friend, Graham, who are determined to break Daisy's dad out of prison in this hilarious middle-grade debut.
No one believes her, but Daisy Bauer knows her dad has been wrongfully imprisoned and that it's up to her to break him out of jail (aka Club Fed). She has a plan that she's calling the Graham Cracker Plot because it was all Graham's idea. She just needs a miniature horse, a getaway truck, and a penny from 1919—the idea coin.
This funny, nail-biter of a novel is about friendship and admitting you're wrong. Debut novelist Shelley Tougas balances humor and warmth against themes of family, broken trust, and unconditional love against all odds.
About the Author
Shelley Tougas is an award-winning writer of nonfiction for children. Her most recent title, Little Rock Girl 1957, was a School Library Journal Best Book of 2012, Booklist Top Ten Editors’ Choice, and the winner of the Arkansiana Award for best Juvenile/YA book. The Graham Cracker Plot is her first novel.