More True Lies

More True Lies

18 Tales for You to Judge

Book - 2001
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Filled with mind-boggling entertainment, a warped collection of stories from around the world dares readers to discover which characters are lying, although, technically, they are telling the truth, from a spider saving a fugitive from a band of irate warriors to a farmer purchasing three animals with one ear of corn.


A man is thrown in jail for picking up a rope. A student earns one hundred points on his math and history tests, yet fails both classes. A spider saves a fugitive from a legion of warriors. A farmer buys a cow, a horse, and a donkey, all with a single ear of corn.... Each of the eighteen stories in this book is true, technically. But each is also a lie.

In his second collection of "true lies" from around the world, George Shannon challenges young readers to uncover the whole truth. But be careful: a word with more than one meaning can obscure the facts. And a hidden detail can mean the difference between honesty and a twisted truth that is, in its essence, a lie.

Can you tell the difference?
Can you discover:

"What's the truth,
the whole truth?
And where's the lie?"

& Taylor

Presents a collection of eighteen brief folktales in which the reader is asked to explain how the folk character lied and told the truth at the same time.

Publisher: Greenwillow Books, 2001
ISBN: 9780688176433
Characteristics: p. ; cm
Additional Contributors: O'Brien, John


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