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Gennifer Choldenko is the award-winning author of Al Capone Does My Shirts. Before that book, she wrote this equally fabulous story. Ever feel like a stranger in your own family, like you couldn't possibly be related to them? Ever find people (or animals) who seem to understand you and love you so much better than your own family? Antonia (aka Ant) sure knows what this is like, and she ends up lying — a lot — to get through the days. Read this book to find out how a zoo figures prominently in the story, with lions and giraffes and, yes, a death-defying experience (or two).
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Gennifer Choldenko is the award-winning author of Al Capone Does My Shirts. Before that book, she wrote this equally fabulous story. Ever feel like a stranger in your own family, like you couldn't possibly be related to them? Ever find people (or animals) who seem to understand you and love you so much better than your own family? Antonia (aka Ant) sure knows what this is like, and she ends up lying — a lot — to get through the days. Read this book to find out how a zoo figures prominently in the story, with lions and giraffes and, yes, a death-defying experience (or two).
Recommended by Karen B., Powells.com

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A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, an IRA-CBC Children's Choice book, and winner of the California Book Award for children's books.

Synopsis:

Ant MacPherson writes notes in her journal to her "real mom" and tells people at school that she's adopted. But when a concerned teacher sees the truth about Ant and her lies, it seems that Ant may be in for a big change. A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

Synopsis:

Living in a family with two perfect sisters and parents who just don't get her, Ant MacPherson finds it easier to lie. After all, the only one who appreciates her is her dog, Pistachio. But when a concerned teacher sees the truth behind Ant's lies, it seems as though she might be in for a change . . .

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Gennifer Choldenko lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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BAM!!!, December 26, 2008 (view all comments by BAM!!!)
The above commenter is obviously not astute enough to be in touch with reality. Probably Home schooled with no social skills...nuff said...
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Chelsea Jones, November 21, 2008 (view all comments by Chelsea Jones)
This is a darling story about a bright young girl who has trouble fitting into the typical mold. There are several very funny parts and yes, it does tug at the heart strings, but I certainly wouldn't call it depressing. Thought provoking maybe. I like that it isn't saccharine sweet as so many children's books are. Ant comes across a real girl facing the kind of challenges children might actually face at her age.
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sirbooksalot, July 20, 2008 (view all comments by sirbooksalot)
If your mom ignores you and you have to lie to get attention, then I guess you would like this book.... whatever... bleh. Unremarkable despite the title. Pretty depressing, go sit in a corner and read this book. Hate sounding like a cynic, and wish I had better words, but I've read a lot of books. I guess I'm pretty hard to impress.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142500682
Author:
Choldenko, Gennifer
Publisher:
G. P. Putnam's Sons
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Zoos
Subject:
Honesty
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
568
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.71x5.09x.62 in. .40 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 240 pages G. P. Putnam's Sons - English 9780142500682 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Gennifer Choldenko is the award-winning author of Al Capone Does My Shirts. Before that book, she wrote this equally fabulous story. Ever feel like a stranger in your own family, like you couldn't possibly be related to them? Ever find people (or animals) who seem to understand you and love you so much better than your own family? Antonia (aka Ant) sure knows what this is like, and she ends up lying — a lot — to get through the days. Read this book to find out how a zoo figures prominently in the story, with lions and giraffes and, yes, a death-defying experience (or two).

"Staff Pick" by ,

Gennifer Choldenko is the award-winning author of Al Capone Does My Shirts. Before that book, she wrote this equally fabulous story. Ever feel like a stranger in your own family, like you couldn't possibly be related to them? Ever find people (or animals) who seem to understand you and love you so much better than your own family? Antonia (aka Ant) sure knows what this is like, and she ends up lying — a lot — to get through the days. Read this book to find out how a zoo figures prominently in the story, with lions and giraffes and, yes, a death-defying experience (or two).

"Synopsis" by , Ant MacPherson writes notes in her journal to her "real mom" and tells people at school that she's adopted. But when a concerned teacher sees the truth about Ant and her lies, it seems that Ant may be in for a big change. A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.
"Synopsis" by ,
Living in a family with two perfect sisters and parents who just don't get her, Ant MacPherson finds it easier to lie. After all, the only one who appreciates her is her dog, Pistachio. But when a concerned teacher sees the truth behind Ant's lies, it seems as though she might be in for a change . . .

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