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With action galore and a carefully plotted premise, this adventure  tale about a boy who is tired of all the fawning over he gets because of his leukemia, will have you turning the pages so fast, you just want to know how this great story ends.  Friendship, family, & the true nature of a dog's love for his master this is a masterful debut.  

— Maureen Palacios

Description


It's never too late for the adventure of a lifetime.
In all the ways that matter, Mark is a normal kid. He's got a dog named Beau and a best friend, Jessie. He likes to take photos and write haiku poems in his notebook. He dreams of climbing a mountain one day.
But in one important way, Mark is not like other kids at all. Mark is sick. The kind of sick that means hospitals. And treatments. The kind of sick some people never get better from.
So Mark runs away. He leaves home with his camera, his notebook, his dog, and a plan. A plan to reach the top of Mount Rainier. Even if it's the last thing he ever does.
"The Honest Truth" is a rare and extraordinary novel about big questions, small moments, and one incredible journey.

About the Author


Dan Gemeinhart is a teacher-librarian and father of three daughters. He lives with his family in Cashmere, Washington. "The Honest Truth" is his first book. Visit him at www.dangemeinhart.com.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780606380607
ISBN-10: 0606380604
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: December 29th, 2015
Pages: 240
Language: English

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Welcome to Doodleville, everyone!!! This beloved author, Chad Sell, brings us to his next fabulous graphic novel, Doodleville, which grabs the reader, heart and soul!! Doodleville brings us into a normal school, to a normal group of kids, in a normal art club.....except that these kids' doodles come alive!!! Drew loves her doodles dearly, but when one of her doodles goes rogue and hurts the other student's characters, she is wisked away on an adventure that teaches her so much: the complexities of friendship, the strength that lies in trusting yourself, and the power of working together with friends that can save the day!! Chad Sell's trademark combo of fun, vibrant artwork and deeply emotional and human storytelling makes you smile throughout, and reminds you that "being different can make you powerful." Sell's work is also a perfect example of representation as it should be: people of all types existing together, just like in real life. And while having a blast visiting Doodleville, you may even learn a bit of art history! No matter what, you'll surely be smiling till the very last page.
 
 
(Graphic Novel, Ages 8+) - reviewed by Isabel