By Gregory Maguire (144 Pages)Ages 8-11 Publisher: HarperCollins, 2002
The year is 1941...and France has fallen to the German army. But to Marcel and his two older brothers, Pierre and Ren , the war seems far away from their tiny village of Mont-Saint-Martin. They spend a happy summer fishing, playing soldiers, and holding contest to see who is the biggest liar. Then the Germans occupy their village -- and Marcel and his brothers learn who is the best liar of them all.