Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and other Wily Characters (Google eBook)
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!
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and other Wily CharactersUser Review - Michaela George - Goodreads
Critique:This book hold a collection of different tales all comprised into one book. These tales incorporate the author's perspective to how the tales were told, but then goes into further detail of ... Read full review
Review: Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and other Wily CharactersUser Review - Anna Larson - Goodreads
This book is a collection of short stories based on the myths, legends and historical figures that appear in the African American oral tradition. The book allows readers to think about the tales they ... Read full review
WHEN PETE BRUCE CAME TO TOWN
AUNT GRAN AND THE OUTLAWS
BY THE WEIGHT OF A FEATHER
A GRAVE SITUATION
THE BEST LIE EIER TOLD
THE EARTH BONE AND THE KING
GARE NORRIS LILES ON PART ONE
CAKE NORRIS LIVES ON PART TWO