Can I See Your I.D.?

True Stories of False Identities: True Stories of False Identities

By Chris Barton; Paul Hoppe (Illustrator)
(Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803733107, 144pp.)

Publication Date: April 14, 2011

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Description
True crime, desperation, fraud, and adventure: From the impoverished young woman who enchanted nineteenth-century British society as a faux Asian princess, to the sixteen-year-old boy who "stole" a subway train in 1993, to the lonely but clever Frank Abagnale of "Catch Me if You Can" fame, these ten vignettes offer riveting insight into mind-blowing masquerades. Graphic panels draw you into the exploits of these pretenders, and meticulously researched details keep you on the edge of your seat. Each scene is presented in the second person, a unique point of view that literally places you inside the faker's mind. With motivations that include survival, delusion, and plain, old-fashioned greed, the psychology of deception has never been so fascinating or so close at hand.



About the Author
Chris Barton won a Sibert Honor in 2010 for his first book, "The Day-Glo Brothers" (Charlesbridge Publishing). He also wrote "Shark vs. Train, " which garnered numerous awards and was a "New York Times" bestseller. He currently lives in Texas. Visit his website at www.chrisbarton.info

Paul Hoppe is a New York-based illustrator, designer, and author who teaches at the School of Visual Arts. He is the author-illustrator of two picture books and the illustrator for several other picture books and young adult books. His work regularly appears in the New York Times and the New Yorker. Born in Poland and raised in Germany, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York. paulhoppe.de.
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