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Tru & Nelle: A Christmas Tale

Written by Greg Neri and illustrated by Sarah Watts
Goodreads Rating - 3.8 / 5.0
8-11
Target Age
304
Pages
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Publisher Summary

Young Truman Capote thought life in New York City was going to be perfect, but things didn’t work out as planned. In fact, Tru is downright miserable. So he decides to run away to Monroeville, Alabama, and the only friend he’s ever had, Nelle Harper Lee. But things don’t go well there, either. Bad things seem to happen wherever he goes. The only explanation: he must be cursed.

Christmas is coming, and Tru’s only wish is to be happy. But it’ll take a miracle for that to come true. Luckily, a special feast brings the miracle he’s hoping for. Tru and Nelle: A Christmas Tale is based on the real life friendship of Truman Capote and Harper Lee.

What Kind of Book is Tru & Nelle: A Christmas Tale

Categories:
mystery
Themes:
humor
detectives

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Who Wrote Tru & Nelle: A Christmas Tale

author
Greg Neri

G. Neri is the Coretta Scott King honor-winning author of Yummy: the Last Days of a Southside Shorty and the recipient of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award for his free-verse novella, Chess Rumble. His books have been translated into multiple languages in over 25 countries. They include the novels Tru & Nelle, A Christmas Tale, Ghetto Cowboy, and the free-verse picture book bios, Hello, I’m Johnny Cash and When Paul Met Artie. In 2017, he was awarded a National Science Foundation grant that sent him to Antarctica to research a new book. He currently lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida with his wife and daughter, where he swims with manatees and occasionally, an alligator.

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Who Illustrated Tru & Nelle: A Christmas Tale

illustrator
Sarah Watts

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
1328685985
ISBN 13:
9781328685988
Publication Date:
October 23, 2017