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Readers of Liar! will find out how complicated life can become for someone who continually tells lies. David Mortimer Baxter relates some of the daily troubles caused by his uncontrollable problem – telling lies. Often caused by a desire to make life interesting or to be 'one up' on the 'perfect' Rose Thornton, David's lies have consequences at school, at home and in the neighbourhood.
The story unfolds to relate a series of disasters in David's life as he constantly exaggerates, misleads and lies his way out of situations, with each lie leading to further problems. Is Smashin' Smorgan, the famous wrestler, having lunch with the Baxter family? Can a mongrel be passed off as a pedigree dog in the pet show? What is David's role in the school play? Will the school bully believe there is treasure to be found in the neighbour's garden? As each situation gets trickier, David comes up with another lie to get out of trouble.
Liar! is a humorous story that realistically depicts the ordinary happenings in a community through the eyes of David. Primary school readers will have plenty to laugh at and meet some entertaining characters that may seem just a bit like someone they already know.
Karen Tayleur grew up in the western suburbs of Melbourne and loved reading, writing stories and making up imaginative games and adventures. Karen now lives with her husband, two children, a dog and two cats in the Dandenong Ranges, east of Melbourne. She has worked in areas such as newspaper advertising, magazine production and as a children's book editor. She thinks that being an author is 'the funnest job of all' (and she likes making up new words).
Liar! is the first of several books in the David Mortimer Baxter series. The other books, including Excuses!, The Truth!, Secrets!, Promises! and Manners!, continue to provide humorous accounts of David, his friends and family as he deals with his problem of 'bending the truth'. Karen Tayleur has also written the All Stars netball series that follows the lives of eight girls in their netball team's first season. Each book follows the story of one of the eight team players.
You can also read a review of Liar! on the Aussiereviews website (http://www.aussiereviews.com/article1913.html).
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