Notes from a Liar and Her Dog by Gennifer Choldenko

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Living in a family with two perfect sisters and parents who just don't get her, Ant MacPherson finds it easier to lie. After all, the only one who appreciates her is her dog, Pistachio. But when a concerned teacher sees the truth behind Ant's lies, it seems as though she might be in for a change . . .

 

About Gennifer Choldenko

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GENNIFER CHOLDENKO is the author of Newbery Honor book Al Capone Does My Shirts which was on the New York Times Bestseller list for six months, an ALA BBYA an ALA Notable book, and received the Sid Fleischman Humor, in addition to other kudos. She graduated from Brandeis University and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. She previously worked at an advertising agency, and has written picture books as well. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and two children. www.choldenko.com
 
Published June 1, 2003 by Perfection Learning. 216 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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A climactic return visit to the zoo (Pistachio nearly becomes lion-food again, and Ant puts herself in harm’s way to save him) blunts the emotional impact of chapters near the end where Ant achieves a truce with her mother.

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A sympathetic art teacher, Just Carol ("she always says, 'Just call me Carol' "), glimpses the hurt behind Ant's misdeeds and steps in, but ultimately it's up to Ant to face some hard truths, take responsibility for her behavior and forge a fresh start with her family.

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The confident and youthful sounding Meyers is a solid choice as Antonia "Ant" McPherson, an embittered, smart-mouthed 12-year-old girl who hides her pain behind a constantly growing web of bold-faced lies.

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Ant's sisters never put a foot wrong and they are favoured by Ant's mother, who sees Ant as a juvenile delinquent in waiting.

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And it certainly helps that Ant is a quick thinker and a great liar --- skills that get her through and create some good laughs.

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