The Big House

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Puffin Books, 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 parents’ 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 Lionel’s decaying wedding cake. Finally they bring Marietta to trial—with Ivy as the judge—and 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 Coman’s first book for younger readers.

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User Review  - sarahlouise - LibraryThing

I love this book but might hesitate using for a book group as it discusses bed wetting and I don't know if I'd be comfortable discussing that. But it is an honest story of two kids and how they make a happy ending out of what seems to be a very crappy life. 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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