cover image Pack of Lies

Pack of Lies

Geraldine McCaughrean. Scholastic, $2.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-590-43664-9

A mysterious clerk in an antiques shop tells elaborate stories about his wares--each tale/chapter written in a different literary style. In this ``writing equivalent of sleight of hand,'' PW said, ``McCaughrean pulls off each meta-fictional compexity with finesse and humor.'' Ages 12-up. (Sept.)