Sid Fleschman has a knack for presenting an interesting adventure story which looks at some very real problems. In this one the orphan boy has to sort good from bad and come to understand the differences in people and accept their bad points as well as their good points.
Suddenly twelve year old Jake is an orphan. All he has left is his father's wolflike dog. Soon, events happen that make Jake second guess if his father is really dead. This is a great book for students ranging from third to sixth grade.
Twelve year old Jake Bannock cannot believe that his actor-father is dead and he is an orphan. Now all Jake has left is his father's wolflike dog, Jim Ugly. But is his father really dead...?
Great childrens book by the author of The Whipping Boy.
Twelve-year-old Jake Bannock cannot believe that his actor-father is dead and he is an orphan. Now all Jake has left is his father's wolflike dog, Jim Ugly. But is his father really dead?
When Jake hears talk about a fortune in missing diamonds, he wonders if his father is hiding out somewhere. Jake feels sure that Jim Ugly has the nose to pick up his father's trail. But eyes are watching every move they make. Whom can Jake trust on his search for the truth about his father?