Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters
Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780375836190, 146pp.
Publication Date: August 22, 2006
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
Andre Carrilho is a designer, cartoonist, caricature artist, and illustrator. His illustrations have appeared in "The New York Times Book Review," "Harper's," and "Vanity Fair," among others. He is also the illustrator of the picture book "You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!" by Jonah Winter. Andre Carrilho lives in Lisbon, Portugal."
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