Porch Lies

Porch Lies

Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters

Book - 2006 | 1st ed
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Side-splittingly funny, spine-chillingly spooky, this companion to a Newbery Honor-winning anthology is filled with "bad "characters who know exactly how to charm.From the author's note, that takes us back to McKissack's own childhood when she would listen to stories told on her front porch...to the captivating introductions to each tale, in which the storyteller introduces himself and sets the stage for what follows...to the ten entertaining tales themselves here is a worthy successor to McKissack's THE DARK THIRTY. In "The Best Lie Ever Told," meet Dooley Hunter, a trickster who spins an enormous whopper at the State Liar's contest. In "Aunt Gran and the Outlaws," watch a little old lady slickster ousmart Frank and Jesse James. And in "Cake Norris Lives On," come face to face with a man some folks believe may have died up to twenty-seven different times!--Provided by the publisher.
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375836190
037593619X (lib. bdg.)
1415693374 (BWI bdg.)
Branch Call Number: J MCKISSACK SS
Characteristics: xii, 146 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Carrilho, André - Illustrator


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