Notes from a Liar and Her Dog
Ant (short for Antonia) is sure she is adopted. She doesn't look anything like her mother or her sisters - or even her dad (who is away working too much). Ant's best friend is a boy called Harrison who draws chickens, and her dog Pistachio, a tiny ageing chihuahua, is her constant companion, but she feels that she just doesn't fit in. Ant's life meanders along until one day her lying starts to cause her, and those around her, some rather serious problems. Forced to face up to some of the things she has spent her life trying to hide from, in particular Ant has to come to terms with why she doesn't get on with her mother. This is an uplifting, exciting and truly original story.
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- Paperback | 224 pages
- 129 x 198 x 15mm | 158g
- 21 Jan 2008
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
'There are many stories around about being disliked and misunderstood when young, but few as sensitive and ultimately triumphant as this' Nicholas Tucker, Independent 'A forceful family saga ... A novel full of pithy humour that holds the reader's attention to the very last page' Times Educational Supplement
About Gennifer Choldenko
Gennifer Choldenko is the author of Carnegie shortlisted and NASEN / TES Special Needs Award-winning novel Al Capone Does My Shirts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area in the US.