Terpin by Tor Seidler

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When his well-intentioned lie appears to have contributed to a man's suicide, Terpin's resolve to never again act or speak, except by the truth in his heart, has far-reaching consequences.
 

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Born in Littleton, New Hampshire, Tor Seidler grew up in Born in Littleton, New Hampshire, Tor Seidler grew up in Vermont and later, Seattle, Washington, in both of which plaVermont and later, Seattle, Washington, in both of which places his parents were involved in the theater. Encouraged by ces his parents were involved in the theater. Encouraged by his family's love of the arts, Mr. Seidler studied English lhis family's love of the arts, Mr. Seidler studied English literature at Stanford University, and at the age of twenty-siterature at Stanford University, and at the age of twenty-seven his first book, "The Dulcimer Boy", was published, launeven his first book, "The Dulcimer Boy", was published, launching his celebrated career as a writer. Over the past twching his celebrated career as a writer. Over the past twenty years, Mr. Seidler has become one of the most importantenty years, Mr. Seidler has become one of the most important voices in children's fiction with such classics as, "A Rat' voices in children's fiction with such classics as, "A Rat's Tale", "The Wainscott Weasel", an ALA Notable Book, "Terpis Tale", "The Wainscott Weasel", an ALA Notable Book, "Terpin", and "Mean Margaret", which was selected as a finalist fon", and "Mean Margaret", which was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award in 1997. He currently lives in Newr the National Book Award in 1997. He currently lives in New York City. York City.
 
Published September 1, 1982 by Farrar Straus & Giroux (J). 90 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The conductor makes vague reference to a tragedy on the line 30-odd years earlier--and then we are back those 30-odd years, with the famous man a schoolboy named Terpin who invents a hard-luck story to cheer up a sad fellow passenger.

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Terpin Taft tells a little white lie that he believes contributes to a tragedy, and thus he vows always to tell the truth.

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