Facts and fictions are different truths. Minna Pratt stares at this message above her mother's typewriter every day and tries to understand it. But how can she, when her mind is already so full? She wishes her mother would ask her normal questions like "How was your day?" instead of "What is the quality of beauty?" She wishes her brother, McGrew, could catch a baseball. She wishes she had a vibrato and could play Mozart on her cello the way he deserves to be played.
Then she meets Lucas Ellerby. Minna thinks Lucas has the perfect life. His home runs smoothly and evenly. Dinner conversation is full of facts, and everyone always has matching socks to wear. So why is he so intrigued by her family?
Minna doesn't know, but as her friendship with Lucas grows, she discovers some important truths about herself and her family.
In Patricia MacLachlan's hope-filled coming-of-age story Minna learns to value her family because of their eccentricities, and to value herself because of her own.
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Patricia MacLachlan is the celebrated author of many timeless books for young readers, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal. Her novels for young readers include Arthur, For the Very First Time; The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt; Skylark; Caleb's Story; More Perfect Than the Moon; Grandfather's Dance; Word After Word After Word; and Kindred Souls. She is also the author of many much-loved picture books, including Three Names; All the Places to Love; What You Know First; Painting the Wind; Bittle; Who Loves Me?; Once I Ate a Pie; I Didn't Do It; Before You Came; and Cat Talk—several of which she cowrote with her daughter, Emily. She lives with her husband and two border terriers in Williamsburg, Massachusetts.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1988. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP9162177
Book Description HarperCollins. Library Binding. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2590617485
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1988. Library Binding. Book Condition: Good. Ex library book - Has the usual strikeovers, marks and shelf wear Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 04-XB11-1JQQ
Book Description HarperCollins, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. NY, 1988, 6th, Harper. Cloth spine, 5¾x8½, 136p, DW. A girl who plays the cello is on the edge of growing up in this bizarre family. Not ex-library, no internal marks, clean and tight. Bookseller Inventory # 54225
Book Description HarperCollins Children's Book Group, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1988. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt (A Charlotte Zolotow Bk.). Hardback 136 page book has a blemish on front of binding-otherwise quite clean, in very good+ condition and is autographed by the author on half title page. Dust jacket is very good and in a Brodart protector-nice looking book. NOT AN EX-LIB!. Bookseller Inventory # 14998
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1988. No binding. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-225-97-7737007