Biography for Porch Lies : Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, And Other Wily Characters


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Patricia C. McKissack is one of the most acclaimed authors writing for children today. She has written many award-winning books, includingNever Forgotten, a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book; Porch Lies, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book; The Dark Thirty,a Newbery Honor Book; Let My People Go, recipient of the NAACP Image Award; andMirandy and Brother Wind, a Caldecott Honor Book. Her other books include The All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll, Goin' Someplace Special, andPrecious and the Boo Hag. Patricia and her husband, Frederick McKissack, are the recipients of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Andre Carrilho is a designer, cartoonist, caricature artist, and illustrator. His illustrations have appeared inThe New York Times Book Review, Harper's, and Vanity Fair, among others. He is also the illustrator of the picture bookYou Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?! by Jonah Winter. Andre Carrilho lives in Lisbon, Portugal.

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