Porch Lies

Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters

By Patricia C. McKissack; Andre Carrilho (Illustrator)
(Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780375836190, 146pp.)

Publication Date: August 22, 2006

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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

About the Author
Patricia C. McKissack is the author of many highly acclaimed books for children, including "Goin' Someplace Special, " a Coretta Scott King Award
winner; "The Honest-to-Goodness Truth; Let My People Go, " written with her
husband, Fredrick, and recipient of the NAACP Image Award; "The Dark-Thirty, " a Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner; and "Mirandy and Brother Wind, " recipient of the Caldecott Medal and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

Patricia C. McKissack is one of "the "most acclaimed authors writing for children today, and has written many award-winning books, including "Goin' Someplace Special," "Let My People Go" (recipient of the NAACP Image Award), "Mirandy and Brother Wind" (a Caldecott Honor Book), and most recently, "Precious and the Boo Hag." The author lives in St. Louis, MO.
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. This is his first book for children.Andre Carrilho lives in Lisbon, Portugal.

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