The Whole Truth by Kit PearsonThe Whole Truth by Kit Pearson

The Whole Truth

byKit Pearson

Paperback | August 14, 2012

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It is 1932. Polly and her older sister, Maud, travel by train and boat from Winnipeg to an island between Vancouver and Victoria. Polly will live with their grandmother, the sisters’ new guardian, and attend the small school on the island, while Maud will go to boarding school in Victoria.

Their extended family welcomes the girls warmly. New-school jitters give way to new friendships and even a new puppy, and slowly Polly feels that she is becoming part of a larger family she never knew until now.

But Polly and Maud have a dramatic secret, and they have promised each other never to tell anyone. A surprise arrival on the island, however, threatens Polly’s newfound happiness and tests the bonds of family love. Can Polly keep the secret and her new life on the island?

KIT PEARSON is an award-winning, critically acclaimed Canadian children’s author. Her books includeA Handful of Time; the Guests of War trilogy;The Daring Game;Awake and Dreaming; and, most recently,A Perfect Gentle Knight(shortlisted for the Red Maple Award), as well as a Dear Canada book.A Handful of Timehas sold more than 250,000 co...
Title:The Whole TruthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.12 × 5 × 1 inPublished:August 14, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1554688531

ISBN - 13:9781554688531

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from hard to get through kit pearson is one of my favourite authors but i found this one hard to get through. it has a slow start and is very vague but is meant to be a mystery so maybe just not for me!
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canadian Classic A classic high up there with Anne of Green Gables. Loved the Victoria and Gulf islands setting. A warm gem of a novel. Love this !
Date published: 2017-03-23

Editorial Reviews

"In true Kit Pearson fashion, this book delivers a thoughtfuland intricate tale of family and fortitude as Polly learns tostand on her own and to bravely face a number of painfultruths. . . . Her keenly felt sense of betrayal by Maud andNoni and the others is sensitively handled and so perfectlyin tune with the mind and heart of a child."CANADIAN CHILDREN'S BOOK NEWS