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The honest-to-goodness truth

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Atheneum Books,
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1st ed.
If telling the truth is the right thing to do, why is the whole world mad at Libby? "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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Grouping Title honest to goodness truth
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display_description After her mother catches her in an untruth, Libby Sullivan promises never to lie again, but soon she must learn that it is not always kind to blurt out the whole truth either.
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subject_facet Conduct of life -- Fiction, Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, Honesty -- Fiction, Honesty -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The honest-to-goodness truth
title_full The honest-to-goodness truth / Patricia C. McKissack ; [illustrated by] Giselle Potter, The honest-to-goodness truth / by Patricia C. McKissack ; illustrated by Giselle Potter
title_short The honest-to-goodness truth
topic_facet Conduct of life, Honesty