Synopses & Reviews
A moving novel about family and friendship, love and loyalty, and right and wrong, this book tells the story of Jessie Gates and her bootlegger father in backwoods Kentucky. Trying to raise bail to get her father out of jail, Jessie commences a treasure hunt on the family property.
With the help of her faithful dog Bill and the officer responsible for putting her father in jail, thirteen-year-old Jessica faces changes in her life when she realizes that her father will not stop drinking and making moonshine.
"[A] young person's search for authority figures who can be trusted. Reaver has threaded it with humor, sweetness, and irony." School Library Journal