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In 1848 a fourteen-year-old Missourian, although not a habitual liar, tells two lies that start off an unusual chain of events.
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Bruce Clements is also the author of many other books, including Tom Loves Anna Loves Tom, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He lives in Windham, Connecticut.
"Fourteen-year-old Henry is the wry narrator of this comic adventure set in Missouri in 1848. A disarming lie to his older brother...leads the two on an eventful search by riverboat and by mule for their relative." --Starred, School Library Journal
"As Henry asserts in the opening paragraphs, that lie 'carried me five hundred miles and made a lot of things happen.' The eventful journey is seriocomic as it paints a picture of frontier prejudices, yet entertains as well." -- Starred, Booklist
"A picaresque novel in the manner of Mark Twain." -- The Horn Book
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Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0374435391
Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Reissue. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0374435391n