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Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters

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Side-splittingly funny, spine-chillingly spooky, this companion to a Newbery Honor-winning anthology 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 ousmart 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!

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A collection of tales, told to the author by her grandparents, combines humor, legend, and horror and is based on early-20th-century African-American oral history.

Synopsis:

Side-splittingly funny, spine-chillingly spooky, this companion to a Newbery Honor-winning anthology is filled with bad characters who know exactly how to charm.

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When Pete Bruce came to town — Change — The devil's guitar — Aunt Gran and the outlaws — By the weight of a feather — A grave situation — The best lie ever told — The earth bone and the King of the Ghosts — Cake Norris lives on.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307559173
Subtitle:
Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters
Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade Books
Calligrapher:
Carrilho, Andre
Author:
McKissack, Patricia
Author:
Carrilho, Andre
Author:
Carrilho, André
Author:
McKissack, Pat
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Children's stories, American
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Folk Tales-North American
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : People & Places - United States - African
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060822
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
146

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Young Adult » Fiction » Short Stories

Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters
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"Synopsis" by , A collection of tales, told to the author by her grandparents, combines humor, legend, and horror and is based on early-20th-century African-American oral history.
"Synopsis" by , Side-splittingly funny, spine-chillingly spooky, this companion to a Newbery Honor-winning anthology is filled with bad characters who know exactly how to charm.

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