The Big House

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Puffin Books, Feb 1, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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When the judge declares their parents guilty of embezzlement, sending them to the big house for twenty-five years, Ivy and Ray are sent to live with Marietta and Lionel Noland, their parentsí accusers. As soon as they arrive at the Noland mansion, Ivy begins planning their escape . . . and trying to find a way to free their parents. The two collect evidence, including a shrouded portrait and a hidden document in Marietta and Lionelís decaying wedding cake. Finally they bring Marietta to trialówith Ivy as the judgeóand family secrets begin to emerge. Can Ivy and Ray put the pieces together to convict Marietta of lying? Will they be able to spring their parents from the big house? The Big Houseis multiple award-winning author Carolyn Comanís first book for younger readers.

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User Review  - Michelle White - Goodreads

I loved this book. I've never read a children's mystery. I got it from the IUS Library. Read full review

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User Review  - Kristin - Goodreads

This is 9 year old Maya's review. 4 stars instead of 5 because there is a slow part in the middle, but keep going, it's worth it - highly recommended. This is Maya's second Carolyn Coman book - she also loved The Memory Bank. Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Carolyn Coman lives in South Hampton, New Hampshire. Rob Shepperson lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

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