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The Graham Cracker Plot

Shelley Tougas

Roaring Brook Press

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.

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THE FIRST PART

 

DEAR JUDGE HENRY,

I will tell you three things right now.

Number one: I’m almost twelve years old. I do not want to go to prison, even if it’s a prison for kids.

Number two: Nobody calls me Aurora Dawn Bauer, not even my grandma, and she’s the most legal person I know. Everyone calls me Daisy.

Number three: Your face looks like squirrels flopped their tails where your eyebrows should be. I can’t tell if your eyes ever laugh, but you were all business when you told me to write this, and—

UGH. Mom just

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"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

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Shelley Tougas

  • 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.
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