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Porch Lies

Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters
McKissack, Pat (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Porch Lies

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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 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!
Authors: McKissack, Pat, 1944-
Title: Porch lies
tales of slicksters, tricksters, and other wily characters
Publisher: New York :, Schwartz & Wade Books,, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xii, 146 p. :,ill. ;,28 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Patricia C. McKissack ; illustrated by André Carrilho
Contents: When Pete Bruce came to town
The devil's guitar
Aunt Gran and the outlaws
By the weight of a feather
A grave situation
The best lie ever told
The earth bone and the King of the Ghosts
Cake Norris lives on
Additional Contributors: Carrilho, André
ISBN: 0375836195
Branch Call Number: j MCKISSACK
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