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A pack of lies: twelve stories in one

A pack of lies: twelve stories in one

McCaughrean, Geraldine

When MCC Berkshire moves into the antique shop with Ailsa and her mother, he turns their lives upside down. He sleeps on the old bed in the shop and corners every potential customer with a special story. Where does MCC come from?

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories.
Published Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002
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Statement of responsibility: Geraldine McCaughrean
ISBN: 0192752030, 9780192752031
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: 1988.
Physical Description: 168p. ; 20 cm.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 6.2
Interest Level: MY
Points: 8
Quiz Number: 204046


Ailsa doesn't trust MCC Berkshire, the mysterious man helping out in her mother's antique shop. He tells wonderful stories about all the antiques, and his stories persuade the customers to buy the items he talks about, but everything he says is a pack of lies, isn't it?

The story of Ailsa and MCC is interwoven with the stories MCC tells the customers, which range from romances to adventure stories; from crime dramas to pirate stories; from stories set in modern-day Ireland to stories set in ancient China.