Tall Tales (Paperback)

By Karen Day

Yearling, 9780375837746, 240pp.

Publication Date: November 11, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/8/2007)

List Price: 6.50*
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MEG’S FAMILY HAS moved a lot because of her father’s drinking. Meg arrives in her town longing to find a real friend, someone she can talk to and write stories with. When she and Grace join forces to write a book, she can’t believe that she has finally found someone who likes her for who she is, who trusts her and confides in her. But she can’t tell Grace about her father. Even though she hates to lie, Meg can’t resist telling tall tales about her family and her life. Friendship turns out to be the key, not only to telling the truth, but to a better life for her family.

About the Author

Karen Day grew up in Indiana and now lives in Newton, Massachusetts, with her husband and three children. You can reach Karen at her Web site, www.klday.com.

Praise For Tall Tales

“Just about every kid can relate to the desire to cover up family flaws, so they’ll understand Meg’s dilemma and they’ll be glad to see her reach better times.”—The Bulletin, Recommended

“The author’s portrayal of a family in crisis is convincingly tragic. . . . The story is realistic and hopeful with discussable issues appropriate for a wide audience.”—School Library Journal