The honest-to-goodness truth

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Atheneum Books, Feb 1, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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After promising never to lie, Libby learns that it's not always necessary to blurt out the whole truth either.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

The pragmatic rules about telling the truth vs. being tactful vs. 'white lies' and keeping your mouth shut are not often a theme in children's books. This may not be the best book ever on the subject ... Read full review

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User Review  - RachelBowers - LibraryThing

Libbey is confused when she follows the advice of her mother in always telling the truth. Her friends become mad at her for telling things like how they have a hole in their sock or someone didn't do ... Read full review

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Patricia McKissack is the author of many award-winning books for young readers, most recently Let My People Go, the recipient of an NAACP Image Award, which she wrote with her husband, Fredrick McKissack. Her other books include Ma Dear's Aprons; The Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural, a Newbery Honor book and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award; and Mirandy and Brother Wind, also a Coretta Scott King Award winner and a Caldecott Honor Book. Ms. McKissack lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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