Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and other Wily Characters by Patricia MckissackPorch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and other Wily Characters by Patricia Mckissack

Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and other Wily Characters

byPatricia MckissackIllustratorAndre Carrilho

Hardcover | August 22, 2006

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Side-splittingly funny, spine-chillingly spooky, this companion to a Newbery Honor–winning anthology The Dark Thirty 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 outsmart 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!
Patricia C. McKissack is one of the most acclaimed authors writing for children today. She has written many award-winning books, including Never Forgotten, a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book; Porch Lies, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book; The Dark Thirty, a Newbery Honor Book; Let My People Go, recipient of the NAACP Image Award...
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Title:Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and other Wily CharactersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 10.81 × 7.81 × 0.85 inPublished:August 22, 2006Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375836195

ISBN - 13:9780375836190

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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