Porch Lies by Patricia McKissack & Andre Carrilho
Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and other Wily Characters

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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!


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About Patricia McKissack & Andre Carrilho

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Patricia C. McKissack is the author of the Caldecott Honor Book Mirandy and Brother Wind and the Newbery Honor Book The Dark-Thirty. She and her husband, Fred, have written over 100 books about the African American experience. She has also received the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children's books and the Virginia Hamilton Award. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Cozbi Cabrera is the illustrator of the picture books Beauty, Her Basket, and Thanks a Million. You can visit her Web site at www.cozbi.com. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published December 18, 2008 by Schwartz & Wade. 162 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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