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How to Fix a Lie

By: Nancy Wilcox Richards
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  • ISBN 9781443113526, Paperback
  • 96 Pages | Ages 7 to 9

Two classmates learn an important lesson about trust and honesty.

Everyone is getting excited about Pioneer Day in Abby's Grade Three class, except for Abby. She has been partnered up with Gracie, an unpopular girl who is known as a bit of a liar.

Abby tries her best to extend her friendship, but Gracie continues to tell one tall tale after another, leaving Abby unable to tell when Gracie is actually telling the truth. When it's finally Pioneer Day, no one believes Gracie when she says she's bringing in a real pioneer.

But Abby and the rest of her class are in for a big surprise ... teaching all of them an important lesson about judging people unfairly. Meanwhile, Gracie begins to realize that she doesn't need to make things up to be an interesting and worthy friend.

A wonderful novel for emerging readers from Nova Scotia-based author Nancy Wilcox Richards, author of How to Tame a Bully and How to Be a Friend.

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English (Australia/NZ) – Scholastic Australia, English (UK) – Scholastic UK, English (US clubs) – Scholastic Inc.,, French (N. Amer.) – Éditions Scholastic


  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2013