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The Honest-To-Goodness Truth
By Giselle Potter (illustrator) and Pat McKissack
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Atheneum
Publication date February 1, 2000
Binding School and Library
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780689826689
ISBN-10 0689826680
Dimensions 0.50 by 9.50 by 12 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $17.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
After getting in trouble for telling a lie to her mother, Libby decides that honesty is the best policy, but her extreme honest ways upset people as she tells things that were meant to be private to anyone who will listen.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "Tell the truth and shame the devil," Libby's mama has told her. So whatever is Libby doing wrong? Ever since she started telling only the truth, the whole world seems to be mad at her. First it's her best friend, Ruthie Mae, who gets upset when Libby tells all their friends that Ruthie Mae has a hole in her sock. Then Willie gives her an ugly look when she tells the teacher he hasn't done his homework. It seems that telling the truth isn't always so simple.
Children will sympathize with Libby as she struggles to figure out that even though it's always wrong to tell a lie, there's a right and a wrong way to tell the truth. Giselle Potter's naively stubborn illustrations perfectly capture this humorous and poignant story by award-winning author Patricia C. McKissack.

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780689853951
 
Reprint edition from Aladdin Paperbacks (January 1, 2003)
9780689853951 | details & prices | 40 pages | 9.00 × 11.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.40 lbs | List price $7.99
About: After getting in trouble for telling a lie to her mother, Libby decides that honesty is the best policy, but her extremely honest ways upset many people as she blurts out things that were meant to be private.
School and Library
Book cover for 9780689826689
 
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from Atheneum (February 1, 2000)
9780689826689 | details & prices | 9.50 × 12.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 1.05 lbs | List price $17.99
About: After promising never to lie, Libby learns that it's not always necessary to blurt out the whole truth either

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