The truth as told by Mason Buttle / Leslie Connor.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: As he grieves his best friend Benny's death, Mason and his friend Calvin, who are targeted by the neighborhood bullies, create an underground haven for themselves, but when Calvin goes missing Mason finds himself in trouble.
    • Notes:
      Ages 8-12.
      Accelerated Reader AR MG 2.7 8 193450.
      Accelerated Reader 2.7.
      In English.
      A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)
      Schneider Family Book Award Winner for Middle School, 2019
      2
    • ISBN:
      9780062491435
      0062491431
    • Accession Number:
      2017934896
    • Accession Number:
      985073167
    • Accession Number:
      lcc.182910
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CONNOR, L. The truth as told by Mason Buttle. [s. l.]: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018. ISBN 9780062491435. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.182910&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 15 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Connor L. The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle. Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.182910&custid=s6224580. Accessed December 15, 2019.
    • APA:
      Connor, L. (2018). The truth as told by Mason Buttle. Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.182910&custid=s6224580
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Connor, Leslie. 2018. The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle. Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.182910&custid=s6224580.
    • Harvard:
      Connor, L. (2018) The truth as told by Mason Buttle. Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.182910&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 15 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Connor, L 2018, The truth as told by Mason Buttle, Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, viewed 15 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Connor, Leslie. The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle. Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.182910&custid=s6224580.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Connor, Leslie. The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle. Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.182910&custid=s6224580.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Connor L. The truth as told by Mason Buttle [Internet]. Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 15]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.182910&custid=s6224580

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2017 November #1

Life hasn't dealt 12-year-old Mason Buttle a winning hand. Since the death of his mother, he has lived with his grandmother and uncle Drum (who both suffer from depression). Also, his best friend, Benny, has died after falling from a treehouse—an accident that Lieutenant Baird thinks is somehow Mason's fault. What's more, Mason is constantly bullied because of his learning difficulties and his size (he's the largest, sweatiest kid in seventh grade). A bright spot enters Mason's life, however, in the tiny form of his new friend, Calvin Chumsky. Together, they make a hideout in an old root cellar, but when Calvin goes missing, Mason is again suspect. Throughout this realistic problem novel, Connor's portrayal of Mason is spot-on, and the seventh-grader's honesty shines through as his greatest attribute. Laced throughout the story, and evident at the end, is hope for a brighter future, both for the entire family and the community. Reminiscent of Rodman Philbrick's Freak the Mighty (1993), Connor's novel provides a thoughtful look at human nature, resilience, and love. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Fall

Dyslexic seventh-grader Mason is grieving the death of his best friend, Benny, and is a victim of intense bullying. Lieutenant Baird of the local police believes Mason knows more than he's saying about Benny's death. When new friend Calvin goes missing, too, Mason is again under suspicion. Mason's voice is honest and true, and the multifaceted characters both enrich and propel the narrative. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2018 #2

Dyslexic seventh-grader Mason Buttle can neither read nor write, nor can he sequence past events. Mason lives in the here-and-now and approaches experiences with little nuance. He simply accepts his existence ("I am made the way I am made…There is no choosing about that"): as the youngest member of a struggling household; as a boy who is grieving the death of his best friend, Benny, the year before; and as a victim of intense, nonstop bullying. Neighborhood kids attack him at the bus stop, pelleting him with lacrosse balls or the apples lying around his family's now-disused apple orchard. His schoolmates make fun of his learning disabilities, his profuse sweating, his large size, and his "crumbledown" house. Calvin, a newfound friend who is Mason's polar opposite (small, wiry, inquisitive) provides a bright spot in Mason's otherwise troubled life. But one person wants Mason to order the pieces of his past: Lieutenant Baird of the local "Pee Dee" believes that Mason knows more than he's saying about Benny's death, and Mason tries mightily to remember. When Calvin goes missing, too, it's Mason who's again under suspicion. Mason's voice is honest and true, and the multifaceted characters both enrich and propel the narrative. While Connor lets readers know what happens, she leaves some of the whys for them to ponder. betty carter Copyright 2018 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

PW Reviews 2017 November #1

In this sensitively written novel, Connor (All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook) introduces a learning-disabled 12-year-old who will warm readers' hearts and earn their respect with his honesty and compassion. Mason Buttle may have trouble spelling words and be slow to understand some things, but he knows how to be a good friend. Ever since his best friend and neighbor Benny died in an accident in the Buttles' apple orchard, Lieutenant Baird of the police department has been badgering Mason with questions. Writing from Mason's point of view (including journal entries he composes using a speak-and-write computer program), Connor paints a vivid picture of Mason's world and the people who inhabit it: the grief-stricken grandmother and uncle who raise him, the neighborhood boys who torment him, and social worker Ms. Blinny, who provides a safe haven in her office. When Mason's new friend Calvin goes missing, Lieutenant Baird returns with more questions for Mason. Poignant and suspenseful, Mason's story crystalizes an adolescent boy's joys and fears as he comes into his own. Ages 8–12. Agent: Miriam Altshuler, DeFiore and Co. (Jan.)

Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly.