Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and other Wily Characters
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jfoster_sf - LibraryThing
This was a great book to listen to-the readers did a wonderful job of making me feel like I was out on the porch on a summer night, sitting back and listening to some porch lies. A great book to share as a family, too. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - josier80 - LibraryThing
I don't think kids would just pick this book up to read cover-to-cover, but there are some excellent short stories and this is a great resource for teachers. Each short story can stand alone and has ... 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