The half-true lies of Cricket Cohen

by Burns, Catherine Lloyd,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Crafton Public Library Middle Grades Section MG F BURNS 2017 CRAFTON 9/17
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Middle Grades Section
Call Number  MG F BURNS 2017 CRAFTON 9/17
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j BURNS Catherine
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  j BURNS Catherine
Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC BURNS
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  J FIC BURNS

Catherine Lloyd Burns's The Half-True Lies of Cricket Cohen is an outlandish tale of a grandmother and her granddaughter whose us-against-the-world friendship teaches them both about what it means to tell the truth.

Cricket Cohen is not a liar. She just enhances the truth. Often. Cricket is a natural-born storyteller. She is also a part-time geologist, a Greek professor, and a certified brain surgeon with a thriving private medical practice. Yes, her patients are all stuffed animals, but the work is still very demanding.

Despite her busy schedule, Cricket always has time for Dodo, her equally imaginative grandmother. And one Manhattan weekend when Cricket finds herself in hot water with her teacher and thoroughly fed up with her controlling parents, she and Dodo hit the pavement. What could possibly go wrong when two people with a habit of confusing fact and fantasy take off looking for adventure? Lots, it turns out, and eleven-year-old Cricket finds herself face-to-face with some hard truths about love, family, and getting home again.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Cricket is not looking forward to ending her sixth-grade year and heading to a surfing camp she's not the least bit interested in. She would much rather be focusing on more interesting things, such as plate tectonics, meteors, and the origin of life. Cricket often tells half-truths and makes up stories, and the only people she feels she can really talk to are her best friend Veronica, who recently moved schools, and grandmother Dodo. When she gets in trouble for a less-than-factual autobiographical school assignment, and her babysitter cancels at the last minute, she and Dodo bolt without telling anyone where they're going. At first, Cricket is thrilled, but as they spend more time together, it's clear that Dodo is having trouble remembering things, and Cricket realizes there may be something very serious going on with her grandmother. Cricket's funny, clever, and at times uncertain voice shines through and fills this spunky story with personality. The gentle introduction of Alzheimer's for middle-grade readers adds some nice depth to this heartening story.--Paz, Selenia Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Imagination -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction.
Old age -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction.
Imagination -- Fiction.
Grandmothers -- Fiction.
Old age -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Family life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
New York (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher New York :Farrar Straus and Giroux,2017
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 246 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780374300418
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