Items related to Nothing but the Truth: A Documentary Novel

Nothing but the Truth: A Documentary Novel

3.21 avg rating
( 10,762 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780380719075: Nothing but the Truth: A Documentary Novel
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Patriotism or practical joke?

Harrison, NH -- Ninth-grade student Philip Malloy was suspended from school for singing along to The Star-Spangled Banner in his homeroom, causing what his teacher, Margaret Narwin, called "a disturbance." But was he standing up for his patriotic ideals, only to be squelched by the school system? Was Ms. Narwin simply trying to be a good teacher? Or could it all be just a misunderstanding gone bad -- very bad? What is the truth here? Can it ever be known?

Heroism, hoax, or mistake, what happened at Harrison High changes everything for everyone in ways no one -- least of all Philip -- could have ever predicted.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Avi is the author of the Newbery Medal-winning Crispin: The Cross of Lead and the Newbery Honor Books Nothing But the Truth and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. He also writes the beloved Poppy stories, an animal adventure series that includes Ragweed; Poppy, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; Poppy and Rye; Ereth's Birthday; Poppy's Return; and Poppy and Ereth. His many other critically acclaimed books include Don't You Know There's a War On?, the hilarious animal fantasy The Mayor of Central Park, and the Victorian ghost story The Seer of Shadows. Avi lives in Denver, Colorado.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 6-9-- Ninth grader Philip Malloy finds himself unable to participate on the track team because of his failing grade in English. Convinced the teacher, Margaret Narwin, dislikes him, he concocts a scheme to get transferred from her homeroom: instead of standing "at respectful, silent attention" during the national anthem, Philip hums. Throughout the ensuing disciplinary problems at school, his parents take his side, ignore the fact that he is breaking a school rule, and concentrate on issues of patriotism. The conflict between Philip and his school escalates, and he quickly finds the situation out of his control; local community leaders, as well as the national news media, become involved. At this point, the novel surges forward to a heartbreaking, but totally believable, conclusion. Avi carefully sets forth the events in the story, advancing the plot through conversations between students, Philip's parents, school personnel, and community politicians, while Philip's point of view is revealed through his diary entries, and Margaret Narwin's through letters to her sister. Also enriching the narrative are copies of school memos and newspaper articles, transcripts of speeches delivered, and copies of letters received by both Philip and his teacher; each document provides another perspective on the conflict and illuminates the many themes that beg to be discussed--most notably the irony of lives destroyed because of the misuse of power and the failure of people to communicate. Admirably well crafted and thought provoking. --Ellen Fader, Westport Public Library, CT
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780545174152: Nothing But the Truth (Scholastic Gold)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0545174155 ISBN 13: 9780545174152
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks, 2010
Softcover

9780395775363: Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel and Related Readings

MCDOUG..., 1996
Hardcover

9781318072156: Nothing But the Truth

HardPr..., 2016
Softcover

9780439327305: Nothing But The Truth

Orchard, 2003
Hardcover

9780531059593: Nothing But The Truth

Schola..., 1991
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Avi
Published by Avon Flare Books (1993)
ISBN 10: 038071907X ISBN 13: 9780380719075
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 038071907X-11-19984607

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Avi
Published by Avon Flare Books (1993)
ISBN 10: 038071907X ISBN 13: 9780380719075
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 038071907X-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Avi
Published by Avon Flare Books (1993)
ISBN 10: 038071907X ISBN 13: 9780380719075
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. First Harper Trophy rack edition. Seller Inventory # DADAX038071907X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Avi
Published by Avon Flare Books (1993)
ISBN 10: 038071907X ISBN 13: 9780380719075
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB038071907X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Avi
Published by Avon Flare Books (1993)
ISBN 10: 038071907X ISBN 13: 9780380719075
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
SZ Global
(OTTAWA, ON, Canada)

Book Description Condition: New. Patriotism or practical joke? Harrison, NH Ninth-grade student Philip Malloy was suspended from school for singing along to The Star-Spangled Banner in his homeroom, causing what his teacher, Margaret Narwin, called "a disturbance." But was he standing up for his patriotic ideals, only to be squelched by the school system? Was Ms. Narwin simply trying to be a good teacher? Or could it all be just a misunderstanding gone bad very bad? What is the truth here? Can it ever be known? Heroism, hoax, or mistake, what happened at Harrison High changes everything for everyone in ways no one least of all Philip could have ever predicted. Seller Inventory # 9780380719075

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 15.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Avi
Published by Avon Flare Books (1993)
ISBN 10: 038071907X ISBN 13: 9780380719075
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # Q-038071907X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 60.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds