True (. . . Sort Of) by Katherine HanniganTrue (. . . Sort Of) by Katherine Hannigan

True (. . . Sort Of)

byKatherine Hannigan

Hardcover | June 17, 2013

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True: Delly Pattison likes surpresents (presents that are a surprise). The day the Boyds come to town, Delly's sure a special surpresent is on its way. But lately, everything that she thinks will be good and fun turns into trouble. She's never needed a surpresent more than now.

True: Brud Kinney wants to play basketball like nothing anybody's ever seen. When the Boyds arrive, though, Brud meets someone who plays like nothing he's ever seen.

True: Ferris Boyd isn't like anyone Delly or Brud have ever met. Ferris is a real mysturiosity (an extremely curious mystery).

True: Katherine Hannigan's first novel since her acclaimed Ida B is a compelling look at the ways friendships and truths are discovered.

It's all true ( . . . sort of).

Katherine Hannigan studied mathematics, painting, and studio art and has worked as the education coordinator for a Head Start program and, most recently, as an assistant professor of art and design. She is the author ofTrue (. . . Sort Of),Emmaline and the Bunny, and the national bestsellerIda B . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun,Avoi...
Title:True (. . . Sort Of)Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 7.88 × 5.5 × 1.1 inPublished:June 17, 2013Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061968730

ISBN - 13:9780061968730

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 3 out of 5 by from A bit of a letdown, but still worth reading. A much darker book than her first one, Ida B, but still written with her trademark gentle prose. Delly Pattison and Ferris Boyd are two characters you won't soon forget. Hannigan has a unique way with language that deserves to be experienced and the ability to express a child's voice. That said, this book didn't uplift me like Ida B and left me wishing for more.
Date published: 2011-08-13

Editorial Reviews

?With playful, alliterative, fun-to-read-aloud language and its fantastical storyline, this winning, 32-chapter novelette recalls the magical whimsy of Roald Dahl.? (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))