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The truth as told by Mason Buttle, Leslie Connor

Label
The truth as told by Mason Buttle
Title
The truth as told by Mason Buttle
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Connor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mason Buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade, and everyone knows he can barely read or write. But those troubles don't compare with grief. Fifteen months ago, Mason's best friend, Benny Kilmartin, turned up dead in the Buttle family's orchard. An investigation drags on, and Mason, honest as the day is long, can't understand why Lieutenant Baird won't believe the story Mason has told about that day. Mason's new friend, tiny Calvin Chumsky, is the funny and philosophical partner who brings out the best in Mason. To escape relentless bullying by other neighborhood kids, the boys create a secret underground haven for themselves. When Calvin goes missing, Mason finds himself in deeper trouble. He's desperate to figure out what happened to Calvin, and eventually, Benny. But will anyone believe him? Leslie Connor, the acclaimed author of Waiting for Normal and All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, has created another warm and beautifully crafted story about self-reliance, redemption, and hope. -- From dust jacket
Awards note
  • A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)
  • ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019
  • Chicago Public Library Best Fiction for Older Readers, 2018
  • Kirkus Prize Nominee for Young Readers' Literature, 2018
  • National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, 2018
  • New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, 2018
  • Publisher's Weekly Best Middle Grade Book, 2018
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Nominee, 2020
  • Schneider Family Book Award Winner for Middle School, 2019
Cataloging source
AJP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Connor, Leslie
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 8-12
  • 310L
  • Structure indicator: 90 (high)
  • Syntactic indicator: 60 (medium)
  • Semantic indicator: 100 (very high)
  • Decoding indicator: 90 (high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
MG
Language note
In English
LC call number
PZ7.C76442
LC item number
Tru 2020
Literary form
novels
Reading level
2.7
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grief
  • Bullying
  • Murder
  • Friendship
  • Learning disabled children
  • Death
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Middle school boys
  • Grief
  • Bullies
  • Friendship
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • JUVENILE FICTION
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The truth as told by Mason Buttle, Leslie Connor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1135330362
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
326, 14 pages
Isbn
9780062491459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1135330362
Label
The truth as told by Mason Buttle, Leslie Connor
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1135330362
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
326, 14 pages
Isbn
9780062491459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1135330362

Library Locations

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      345 Main Street, North Andover, MA, 01845, US
      42.6961299 -71.1263305
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