(99% True!)Unknown - 2016
"There are many things that 11-year-old Stanley Slater would like to have in life-most of all, a father. But what if Stan's missing dad isn't odearly departedo after all? Armed with his stupendous scrapbook, full of black-and-white 19th-century advertisements and photos, Stan's attempt to locate his long-lost hero/cowboy/outlaw dad is a near-death adventure fraught with pesky relatives, killer lumberjacks, and poisonous pies! His tale will leave readers in stitches, but not the kind that require medical attention. Praise for My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!) oA knee-slapper of a debut featuring a narrator who is rather less than 99 percent reliable but 100 percent engaging.o -Kirkus Reviews o(An) exuberant first novel.o -Publishers Weekly oStan's story is full of his hilarious misunderstandings and overactive imagination. Interspersed throughout are pictures and news clippings embellished with wisecrack remarks, speech bubbles, and the occasional mustache.o -Booklist From the Hardcover edition. "
Publisher: New York : Yearling, 2016.
Branch Call Number: J FIC DeCam
Characteristics: 352 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Alternative Title: Ninety-nine percent true
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