More True Lies
18 Tales for You to JudgeBook - 2001
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?"
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.