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  • Author:
    Gregory Maguire
  • ISBN:
    0702228478
  • ISBN13:
    978-0702228476
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    University of Queensland Press (June 1, 1996)
  • Pages:
    110 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Literature & Fiction
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    1433 kb
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  • Rating:
    4.5
  • Votes:
    278
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Gregory Maguire (Author). The lies mount up, until finally the best liar of all is revealed. The strength of this book is its portrayal of the quiet heroism of ordinary citizens during the war. It is, by turns, amusing and gripping, and told in an engaging manner.

and France has fallen to the German army  .

Gregory Maguire is an American author, whose novels are revisionist retellings of children's stories (such as L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked). in English and American Literature from Tufts University, and his . from the State University of New York at Albany. But to Marcel and his two older brothers, Pierre and Ren, the war seems far away from their tiny village of Mont-Saint-Martin. They spend a happy summer fishing, playing soliers, and holding contest to see who is the biggest lier. Then the Germans occupy their village - and Marcel and his brothers learn who is the best liar of them all.

The year is 1940 and France has fallen to the German army.

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Gregory Maguire (born June 9, 1954) is an American novelist. He is the author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, and several dozen other novels for adults and children. Many of Maguire's adult novels are inspired by classic children's stories; Wicked transforms the Wicked Witch of the West from L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its 1939 film adaptation into the misunderstood green-skinned Elphaba Thropp.

First published in 1995 by The O'Brien Press Lt. Dublin, Ireland. Now an old man living in the United States, Marcel recalls his childhood in German-occupied France, especially the summer that he and his older brother Rene befriended a young German soldier.

Now an old man living in the United States, Marcel recalls his childhood in German-occupied France, especially the summer that he and his older brother Rene befriended a young German soldier.

Zamo
My granddaughter really enjoyed the book.
Bil
very boring book and much shorter than I thought. im done with Mr Maguir, it was a good thing but has wained
Leniga
Picture yourself in WWII. Would you think you could have

a friend that was a German solider? In The Good Liar by Gregory
Maguire, not only can you have a German friend, but even lying
can be a good thing.
One event that happens in this adventurous story is that the boys
always lie and get in trouble for it. One time they lie to their
mother and tell her that they are going to play, but they really
go and meet up with their German friend, who they are not
supposed to be around. René, the protagonist, tries to jump into the
lake and ends up breaking his leg. The German solider has to
carry him home. The mother stood in shock when she recognized the new
playmate. The boys were in a lot of hot water then!
A second event that happens in the story is when their mom
hides some Jewish friends in the attic of their house. Life goes
on as usual, because the boys think the Germans had killed
these friends. There does seem to be less food around the house, but the boys
think it's just because the war has created hard times for everyone in France.
They never heard a sound from upstairs in all the time the family
was hiding out. When the mom finally brings them out of the attic,
the boys are so shocked they are like statues. It takes them awhile to
put the pieces of the puzzle together and realize what has really happened.
In conclusion, this story is very exciting and keeps the reader
guessing what will happen next. You will enjoy reading this
book and finding out who is the best liar.
Felhann
Heads up: The Booklist review above reveals far too much of the plot! Written in short chapters, this is a World War II novel that will be accessible to young (9-12) readers. In response to a request by some girls who are doing research for a school project, the narrator recalls his life as a boy under the Nazi occupation in France. He details the ordinary mischief young boys get into, especially his and his brothers' talent for telling outrageous lies, and the consequences imposed by their strict mother. Living under conditions of war, the boys' basic values are shaken as they develop a tentative friendship with a young German soldier. They must face the complexities of truth and honesty, loyalty and friendship. The characters are portrayed as ordinary, imperfect people whose humanity elevates them to the level of extraordinary heroes. For even younger readers, see The Butterfly, a picture book by Patricia Polacco which also depicts the French occupation.
Androrim
"Who is the good lier?" What was said in this fiction novel called The Good Liar written by Gregory Maguire. Did any body help the Jews back in the Holocaust? Well this book here tells you. Well there was one family. The family lived in France back in World War 2 and while she was helping the Jews hide from the Germans. Her boy's mother didn't know that they were friends with a German soilder! Does the soilder find out or will they be safe read this and find out. The main characters were the narrator and a brother of the two boys, Pierre a 12 year old boy, Rene a young boy and Maman, the mother of the boys. The point of view was from the narrator. Also the theme of the book is lies are never good big or small. I give this story because it wasn't all that detailed and did not give enough about the charecters like in the beggining of the book. In conclusion I would say its a fairly descent book.
Talvinl
"Who is the good lier?" What was said in this book called The Good Liar written by Gregory Maguire . Did any body help the jews back in the holocaust? Well this book here tells you. Well there was one person. The family lived in france back in world war 2 and while she was helping the Jews hide from the Germans. Her boys didnt know that they were friends with a German soilder! Does the soilder find out or will they be safe read this and find out. I give this story because it wasnt all that detailed and it skipped and did not give enough about the charecters like in the begining of the book. this book is recommended for pepole that like history and what might of happend back then. So if you like history than read this and thats my opinion of this good book.
Thozius
Great book for adolescents interested in history. This is a suspenseful and fast-moving story of a young French boy who is learning to live with the German occupation. As the title and the book jacket reveals, the theme of the story is lying - whether thats means lying about your homework, or hiding Jews in the attic, it all (at first) seems a game to the protagonist. Well written tale. Provides some historical insight into the war and the Nazi persecution of the Jews in Europe. I read this it aloud to my son and he loved it (I did too). Well done. Great suspense story for young adults with a good dose of historical insight.
Three schoolchildren are in need of materials to report on World War II. Therefore they write to an artist who grew up in France during the time. The whole book is the artist's narration of his family's experiences, dealing with the difficult period. Mr. Maguire's tone and style of writing for this children's literature fit the purpose of an immigrant recounting his childhood. The sentences are short, easy to understand, and the story itself, most of the time funny. And, at the end the reader finds out who is the best liar of all.