You’ve heard the saying, “Truth is stranger than fiction?” Well, take that message to heart with Two Truths & a Lie – the first in a new middle grade series that invites readers to discern fact (sometimes really crazy facts) from fiction.
Today, we’re hosting a stop on the official blog tour for the first book in the series, Two Truths & A Lie: It’s Alive! So be sure to keep reading to learn more about the book and the blog tour, and enter to win a copy!
TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE: IT’S ALIVE!
By Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie A. Thompson
Publication Date June 27, 2017
Two Truths and a Lie is the first book in a fascinating new series that presents some of the most crazy-but-true stories about the living world as well as a handful of stories that are too crazy to be true—and asks readers to separate facts from the fakes!
Did you know that there is a fungus that can control the mind of an ant and make it do its bidding? Would you believe there is such a thing as a corpse flower—a ten-foot-tall plant with a blossom that smells like a zombie? How about a species of octopus that doesn’t live in water but rather lurks in trees in the Pacific Northwest?
Every story in this book is strange and astounding. But not all of them are real. Just like the old game in this book’s title, two out of every three stories are completely true and one is an outright lie. Can you guess which? It’s not going to be easy. Some false stories are based on truth, and some of the true stories are just plain unbelievable. And they’re all accompanied by dozens of photos, maps, and illustrations. Amaze yourself and trick your friends as you sort out the fakes from the facts!
Acclaimed authors Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson have teamed up to create a series of sneaky stories about the natural world designed to amaze, disgust, and occasionally bamboozle you.
Ammi-Joan Paquette has traveled to twenty-four countries, has the ability to wake herself up at a given time without an alarm clock, and once climbed Mt. Everest. (Not all of these are true!) Joan is the author of the novels Rules for Ghosting, Paradox, and Nowhere Girl, as well as the picture books Petey and Pru and the Hullabaloo, Ghost in the House, The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Mermaids, and The Tiptoes Guide to Tracking Fairies. She lives outside Boston, Massachusetts, where she balances her own writing and her day job as a literary agent. You can visit her online at www.ajpaquette.com.
Laurie Ann Thompson has ridden a pig, gotten stuck in an elevator overnight, and jumped out of a perfectly good airplane. (One of these facts is not true; can you guess which?) She is the author of Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something That Matters, My Dog Is the Best, and Emmanuel’s Dream, a picture book biography about Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, which was the recipient of the Schneider Family Book Award and was named an ALA Notable Book, a CCBC Choice, and a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, among dozens of other accolades. She lives outside Seattle with her family. You can visit her online at www.lauriethompson.com.
Thanks to our friends at Walden Pond Press, we have one copy of Two Truths & a Lie: It’s Alive! to give away to one lucky winner.
To enter, tell us in the comments one of the WEIRDEST but TRUE facts about our world you’ve learned. Then fill out the Rafflecopter form to complete your entry and earn more chances to win.
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I think animals with the ability to change their appearance is weird but fascinating. Love the ones that glow in the depths of the ocean too.
Leopard urine smells like popcorn. Yup, I witnessed it.
Squirrels can’t burp or vomit.
Tube worms live in super hot water next to underwater volcanoes and are HUGE.
Did you know that Betty White has been around longer than sliced bread? It’s true, she was born a couple of years before the commercial bread slicer was invented and wrapped sliced bread began to appear in stores.
The axolotl, a pretty strange looking salamander that lives in a lake Mexico, can regrow its limbs.
Two wrongs dont make a right….. but Three left turns do
“Tell us one of the WEIRDEST but TRUE facts about our world you’ve learned” Sneezing is known to be the second-greatest physical pleasure known to mankind!
Snails have 14000 teeth and some can even kill you
Bumble bees can fly even though it is scientifically impossible.
There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach in the world.
Platypus are mammals that lay eggs pretty weird fact about our world