9780061963810: Guys Read: True Stories

Jon Scieszka's Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories. The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100% amazing, 100% adventurous, 100% unbelievable—and 100% true. A star-studded group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists provides something for every reader, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Compiled and edited by real-life literature legend Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: True Stories is a mind-blowing collection of essays, biographies, how-to guides, and more, all proving that the truth is most definitely out there.

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Ten stories guaranteed to be even bigger, funnier, and stranger than fiction, from the following real-life adventurers:

Candace Fleming
Douglas Florian
Nathan Hale
Thanhha Lai
Sy Montgomery
Jim Murphy
T. Edward Nickens
Elizabeth Partridge
Steve Sheinkin
James Sturm
with illustrations by BrianFloca

About the Author:

Jon Scieszka is the National Ambassador for Children's Literature emeritus and the bestselling author of more than twenty-five books for kids, including The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Math Curse, Robot Zot!, and the Time Warp Trio series. Jon founded Guys Read to encourage a passion for reading among young boys, with the philosophy that boys love to read most when they are reading things they love. A former elementary school teacher, Jon lives in Brooklyn with his family.



Elizabeth Partridge is the author of This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and other acclaimed works. She and her husband live in the San Francisco Bay area.



Douglas Florian's books for children include A Pig Is Big, as well as the poetry collections Beast Feast; Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs; In the Swim; and Mammalabilia. Mr. Florian lives with his family in New York City.



Thanhhà Lai was born in Viêt Nam and now lives with her family in New York.

Like the father in Listen, Slowly, Thanhhà has been buying bicycles for poor children in Viêt Nam since 2005.

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