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The sad little fact

by Winter, Jonah, 1962-

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 14 copies
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Summary
In this spare, ingenious story that reads like a modern-day parable, follow a sad little fact that is locked away for telling the truth. In its underground prison, it meets other facts, all hidden away because they could not lie. Finally, with the help of a few skillful fact finders, the facts are able to spread truth--something that ultimately can't be denied. Though some people continue to ignore them, the facts are out in the world, ready for anyone who wants to hear, because "a fact is a fact," and that's that.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Once upon a time, there was a fact. When the Authorities demand that the fact admit it is not a fact and it refuses, they throw the sad little fact in a locked box and bury it underground. To its surprise, it finds it is surrounded by other buried facts, all also aching for their truths to be released. Meanwhile, above ground, the Authorities have created an army of lies masquerading as facts, who begin wreaking havoc. When a group of determined fact finders use their shovels to dig up the real facts and bring them to light, not everyone is pleased, but the sad little fact can finally begin to smile. This is a solidly told story with fun, richly textured illustrations that effectively utilize color and shadow to underscore the story's tone. An unapologetically political parable (unsurprising given Winter's previous works), the story could easily serve as a conversation starter to discuss with young children the value and bravery of truth seeking and truth telling.--Becca Worthington Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Winter (Elvis Is King!) and Oswald (The Bad Seed) imagine a fact as a small, mottled blue circle with big eyes and spindly arms and legs-a vulnerable critter who is nonetheless certain and resolute about one thing: "A fact is a fact." The watercolor- textured digital drawings show how the "Authorities"-dark, skinny, faceless figures with red gloves-bury all the facts deep underground, then release "a bunch of lies" that resemble the facts and terrorize others (one group of these nonfacts can be seen carrying off a citizen and dog to an unknown fate). But a tenacious group of "fact finders," spades in hand, liberate the real facts ("The Earth revolves around the Sun!" one freed fact declares. "And people are causing the Earth to get warmer!" chimes in another), and while the deniers continue to ignore the authentic truths, the facts now know that they aren't alone-there are those "with minds to think and a need to know." Is it biting commentary or agitprop? The phrase fake news is never mentioned, but the targets couldn't be clearer. Ages 3-7. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Facts (Philosophy) -- Juvenile fiction.
Truth -- Juvenile fiction.
Facts (Philosophy) -- Fiction.
Truth -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First edition.
Contributors Oswald, Pete, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780525581796
0525581790
9780525581802
0525581804
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