The Truth of Me

The Truth of Me

About A Boy, His Grandmother, and A Very Good Dog

Book - 2013
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Spending the summer at his grandmother Maddy's house, Robbie, accompanied by his dog, Ellie, discovers illuminating truths about his emotionally distant parents and his own identity and capabilities.

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When Robbie spends the summer at his grandmother Maddy's house, he revels in his grandmother's easy, relaxed ways. Robbie has always felt as if something is missing in his life—his parents don't always act like they love him. Maddy helps him understand that an experience his mother had long ago is at the heart of the problem in his family. With this knowledge, Robbie finds the courage to try to make things right.

This poignant story from beloved author Patricia MacLachlan celebrates how our unique "small truths" make each of us magical and brave in our own ways.

Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book
ALA Booklist Notable Children's Books Nominee
New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing



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Robbie and his dog, Ellie, spend the summer at his grandmother Maddy's house, where Robbie learns many things about his emotionally distant parents and himself.

Publisher: New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780061998591
0061998591
Branch Call Number: J FICTION MACLA...P
Characteristics: 114 pages ; 22 cm

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Mar 19, 2016

This particular book of a good Author just didn't succeed in grabbing my attention . Maybe will give it another try some other time , but did not finish reading it at this time .

BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
Robbie’s quietly eccentric grandmother eats doughnuts for dinner and gets along with all the woodland animals. With her wit and wisdom, Robbie comes to understand who he is, and why his mother is so distant.

BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
Robbie’s quietly eccentric grandmother eats doughnuts for dinner and gets along with all the woodland animals. With her wit and wisdom, Robbie comes to understand who he is, and why his mother is so distant.

MissAnnie Jul 31, 2013

Delightful!

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