McKissack Book: Porch Lies Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and other Wily Characters

March 10, 2009

Random House Inc Another book in the McKissack library is Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and other Wily Characters. Andre Carrilho illustrated the book, [ISBN: 978-0-375-83619-0 (0-375-83619-5)].

ABOUT THIS BOOK, from Random House Inc.

“Side-splittingly funny, spine-chillingly spooky, this companion to a Newbery Honor-winning anthology 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.”

AWARDS
WINNER 2006 – Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Book
WINNER 2007
– ALA Notable Children’s Book

Added bonus! If you live in the St. Louis area, you can see a live production of Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and other Wily Characters with The St. Louis Black Rep, adapted by Ron Himes & Linda Kennedy: Tales filled with humor and exaggeration, master storyteller Patricia C. McKissack transports us to the front porch — a place where lightening bugs flash, lemonade is poured, and tales about slickster-tricksters are an every-night treat.

  • Kg – 5th grades
  • Suitable for all audiences
  • 45 – Minute per session
  • Subject Areas
  • Communication Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Storytelling
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2 Responses to “McKissack Book: Porch Lies Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and other Wily Characters”

  1. […] 19, 2009 A few days ago, I mentioned the Black Rep does a stage production of Pat’s book, Porch Lies. Our friends at RoundTrips […]

  2. […] couple of weeks ago, I mentioned on Patricia McKissack’s blog, Can You Imagine?, that the Black Rep does a stage production of […]

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