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  • Published: 15 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780451468772
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $32.99

The Truth Commission


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A Book Riot Best Book of 2015 So Far
 
Four starred reviews!
 
“Susan Juby’s The Truth Commission knocked my socks off. You should read it!”—Gayle Forman, best-selling author of If I Stay
 
“Susan Juby is a marvel. Wise, witty, and full of heart, her writing draws you in and won’t let go. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it does.”—Meg Cabot
 
This was going to be the year Normandy Pale came into her own. The year she emerged from her older sister’s shadow—and Kiera, who became a best-selling graphic novelist before she even graduated from high school, casts a long one. But it hasn’t worked out that way, not quite. So Normandy turns to her art and writing, and the “truth commission” she and her friends have started to find out the secrets at their school. It’s a great idea, as far as it goes—until it leads straight back to Kiera, who has been hiding some pretty serious truths of her own. Susan Juby’s The Truth Commission: A story about easy truths, hard truths, and those things best left unsaid.
 
* “With a deft hand and an open mind, Juby presents many layers of truth. This is a sharp-edged portrait of a dysfunctional family with some thought-provoking ideas about what is real.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

* “A surprising, witty, and compulsive read.” —School Library Journal, starred review
 
* “Hilarious, deliciously provocative and slyly thought-provoking.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* “Juby’s bright dialogue and vivid, appealing characters draw readers along as the three young artists navigate truths both light and dark, discovering themselves in the process.”—The Horn Book, starred review
 
* “A smart, savvy YA novel about what constitutes the truth; its ideas will linger long after the last page.”—Shelf Awareness, starred review
 
“I absolutely loved The Truth Commission. Every page made me laugh aloud, while all the time the tears were creeping up on me. The characters are so real that I wouldn’t be surprised if they knocked on my door right now. I hope they do, I want to spend more time with them.”—Jaclyn Moriarty, author of The Year of Secret Assignments and A Corner of White

  • Pub date: 15 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780451468772
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

Rosemary Wells

Rosemary Wells is a classic children's writer and illustrator with a worldwide reputation for her very acute observations of children. Born in New York City she attended the Museum School in Boston and then worked as a book designer. Her first book was published in 1972, since when she has published over 30 children's picture books and board books. She recently collaborated with Iona Opie on MY VERY FIRST MOTHER GOOSE which has received huge media attention and been critically acclaimed as a classic.
AUTHOE LIVES: New York, USA

PRAISE FOR NOISY NORA:
'CAN STAND LIMITLESS REREADINGS. A WONDERFULLY CONCISE RHYTHMIC TEXT, WITH FULL STORY IN THE PICTURES.' Sunday Telegraph
'A WONDERFULLY FUNNY STORY' The Mail on Sunday
'THE ILLUSTRATIONS ARE, UNSURPRISINGLY, OF HIGH QUALITY; THE STORYLINE GENTLY AMUSES, THOSE FAMILIAR WITH ROSEMARY WELLS' WORK OVER THE LAST TWENTY FIVE YEARS ARE NOT LIKELY TO BE DISAPPOINTED. SHE IS LIKELY TO ALSO WIN SOME NEW EARLY YEARS ADMIRERES' School Librarian Magazine

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Praise for The Truth Commission

“PRAISE FOR THE TRUTH COMMISSION "I absolutely loved The Truth Commission. Every page made me laugh aloud, while all the time the tears were creeping up on me. The characters are so real that I wouldn't be surprised if they knocked on my door right now. I hope they do, I want to spend more time with them." – Jaclyn Moriarty, author of The Year of Secret Assignments and A Corner of White "Susan Juby is a marvel. Wise, witty, and full of heart, her writing draws you in and won’t let go. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it does.” – Meg Cabot * "With a deft hand and an open mind, Juby presents many layers of truth. This is a sharp-edged portrait of a dysfunctional family with some thought-provoking ideas about what is real." --Publishers Weekly, starred review * “A surprising, witty, and compulsive read.” –School Library Journal, starred review   * “Hilarious, deliciously provocative and slyly thought-provoking.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "Juby’s bright dialogue and vivid, appealing characters draw readers along as the three young artists navigate truths both light and dark, discovering themselves in the process." –The Horn Book, starred review AWARDS FOR SUSAN JUBY Alice, I Think:  An ALA Best Book for Young Adults; Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice; Amazon Top Ten Teen Book Another Kind of Cowboy: An ALA Best Book for Young Adults; An ALA Rainbow List Book; A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice; White Pine Award Master List; Finalist for the Canadian Library Association YA Book Award Getting the Girl: An Edgar Award Finalist; Kirkus Editors’ Choice; Georgia Peach Award Master List; White Pine Award Master List”


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