The Truth of Me: About a Boy, His Grandmother, and a Very Good Dog

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Description

Patricia MacLachlan, Newbery Medal-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall, weaves a poignant story that celebrates how our unique small truths make each of us magical and brave in our own ways.

When Robbie spends the summer at his grandmother Maddy's house, he revels in his grandmother's easy, relaxed ways. Robbie has always felt as if something is missing in his life--his parents don't always act like they love him. Maddy helps him understand that an experience his mother had long ago is at the heart of the problem in his family. With this knowledge, Robbie finds the courage to try to make things right.

Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book
ALA Booklist Notable Children's Books Nominee
New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

--School Library Journal

Product Details

Price
$16.99
Publisher
Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date
June 25, 2013
Pages
114
Dimensions
5.15 X 0.57 X 8.84 inches | 0.48 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780061998591

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About the Author

Patricia MacLachlan is the author of many well-loved novels and picture books, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal; its sequels, Skylark and Caleb's Story; Edward's Eyes; The True Gift; Waiting for the Magic; White Fur Flying; and Fly Away. She lives in western Massachusetts.

Reviews

"An elegant exploration of love and familial relationships...This story is well paced and rhythmic in its dialogue, lending itself well to a group read-aloud."--School Library Journal
"Brief but emotionally intense...MacLachlan demonstrates her mastery of elegantly unfolding a tale and gently plucking at readers' heartstrings without taking a maudlin tone."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A spare, poetically composed tale written in short chapters perfect for beginning read-it-alone readers, this should resonate with young and old alike--and makes for a great intergenerational story to share."--ALA Booklist