The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

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Product Details
Price
$16.99  $15.80
Publisher
Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.92 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062491435

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About the Author

Leslie Connor is the author of several award-winning books for children, including Waiting for Normal, winner of the ALA Schneider Family Book Award, Crunch, Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel, and Dead on Town Line, a young adult novel in verse. She lives with her family in Connecticut.

Reviews

"In this sensitively written novel, Connor introduces a learning-disabled 12-year-old who will warm readers' hearts and earn their respect with his honesty and compassion. Poignant and suspenseful, Mason's story crystalizes an adolescent boy's joys and fears as he comes into his own." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Connor expertly captures the camaraderie of Calvin and Mason. A poignant underdog tale that will resonate with many young readers." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"In a moving first-person narrative, Connor reveals a remarkably distinct and memorable character. [T]he author weaves the back story into a narrative of redemption chronicling his growing friendships. Connor's gift for creating complex characters extends to the supporting characters and makes this a compelling read." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Connor's portrayal of Mason is spot-on, and the seventh-grader's honesty shines through as his greatest attribute. Laced throughout the story, and evident at the end, is hope for a brighter future, both for the entire family and the community. A thoughtful look at human nature, resilience, and love." -- Booklist

"Mason's voice is honest and true, and the multifaceted characters both enrich and propel the narrative." -- Horn Book Magazine

"Could I love a character more than I love Mason Buttle? Nope. Could this book have captured my heart any more? Impossible." -- Barbara O'Connor, author of How to Steal a Dog and Wish

"A book that breaks your heart and heals it--all in one. Mason's story is brilliantly told. This is an astonishing book!" -- Kirby Larson, author of Newbery Honor title, Hattie Big Sky and the Audacity Jones series

"Mason's astonishing voice will grab you from the first page, as he demonstrates how children with learning disabilities who 'think outside the box' can find brilliant ways to survive bullying, be a good friend, and save their families." -- Cammie McGovern, author of Just My Luck and Chester and Gus

"Rich, moving, and redemptive, The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle will immerse readers from the first page to the last and is certain to linger with them for a long time to come." -- Books to Borrow . . . Books to Buy