The Truth As Told By Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor

The Truth As Told By Mason Buttle

byLeslie Connor

Hardcover | January 23, 2018

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Mason Buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade, and everyone knows he can barely read or write. Mason’s learning disabilities are compounded by grief. Fifteen months ago, Mason’s best friend, Benny Kilmartin, turned up dead in the Buttle family’s orchard. An investigation drags on, and Mason, honest as the day is long, can’t understand why Lieutenant Baird won’t believe the story Mason has told about that day.

Both Mason and his new friend, tiny Calvin Chumsky, are relentlessly bullied by the other boys in their neighborhood, so they create an underground haven for themselves. When Calvin goes missing, Mason finds himself in trouble again. He’s desperate to figure out what happened to Calvin, and eventually, Benny. But will anyone believe him?

Told in Mason’s unique voice, acclaimed author Leslie Connor delivers a warm and beautifully crafted story about self-reliance, redemption, and hope.

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Leslie Connor is the author of several award-winning books for children, including Waiting for Normal, winner of the ALA Schneider Family Book Award, All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, Crunch, Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel, and the young adult novels Dead on Town Line and The Things You Kiss Goodbye. She lives in the Connecticut wo...
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Title:The Truth As Told By Mason ButtleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.09 inPublished:January 23, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062491431

ISBN - 13:9780062491435

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“Could I love a character more than I love Mason Buttle? Nope. Could this book have captured my heart any more? Impossible.”