★ <b>“Tug at the heartstrings and tickle the funny bone…This warm tale is definitely one for the keeper shelves. Highly recommended.”—<i>School Library Journal</i>, starred review</b><br> <br>Thirteen-year-old Robbie leads a double life. It's just Robbie and his dad, but no one knows that his dad isn't like most parents. Sometimes he wakes Robbie up in the middle of the night to talk about dying. Sometimes he just leaves without telling Robbie where he’s going. Once when Robbie was younger, he was gone for more than a week. Robbie was terrified of being left alone but even more scared of telling anyone in case he was put into foster care. No one can know. Until one day when Robbie has to show the tough new girl, Harmony, around school. Their first meeting ends horribly and she punches Robbie in the face. But eventually they come to realize that they have a lot more in common than they thought. Can Robbie's new friend be trusted to keep his secret?<div><br> </div> <div>Orca Book Publishers is proud to offer this early ebook edition as part of our new Digital First initiative, with the release of the print edition to follow.</div>
Thirteen-year-old Robbie never knows from one day to the next if there is going to be enough to eat or if his father will even come home.
Robbie is counting down the days.
<div><b>Key Selling Points</b></div> <ul> <li>In <i>The King of Jam Sandwiches</i>, a young teen is afraid to let anyone know what is going on at home.</li> <li>This book examines the effects of mental illness, poverty and parental neglect.</li> <li>This is a very personal story for Eric Walters, informed by his own experience. </li> <li>Eric Walters has written over 100 books and is an avid presenter visiting thousands of students each year. </li> </ul>