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. This title has Common Core connections.
“Quite touching.” —BCCB
“Twelve-year-old Daisy Bauer is in trouble - big trouble, but just how she and her friend Graham got in such a mess unfolds through Daisy's telling of the events interspersed with her letters to Judge Henry.” —School Library Journal
“Readers will find themselves rooting for Daisy and Graham.” —Kirkus Reviews