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The Size of the Truth

(2019)
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A boy who spent three days trapped in a well tries to overcome his PTSD and claustrophobia so he can fulfill his dream of becoming a famous chef in Andrew Smith's first middle grade novel.

When he was four years old, Sam Abernathy was trapped at the bottom of a well for three days, where he was teased by a smart-aleck armadillo named Bartleby. Since then, his parents plan every move he makes.

But Sam doesn't like their plans. He doesn't want to go to MIT. And he doesn't want to skip two grades, being stuck in the eighth grade as an eleven-year-old with James Jenkins, the boy he's sure pushed him into the well in the first place. He wants to be a chef. And he's going to start by entering the first annual Blue Creek Days Colonel Jenkins Macaroni and Cheese Cook-Off.

That is, if he can survive eighth grade, and figure out the size of the truth that has slipped Sam's memory for seven years.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

March 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Size of the Truth (Sam Abernathy Books)
Author(s): Andrew Smith
ISBN: 1-5344-1955-1 / 978-1-5344-1955-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

March 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Size of the Truth (Sam Abernathy Books)
Author(s): Andrew Smith
ISBN: 1-5344-1956-X / 978-1-5344-1956-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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March 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Size of the Truth (Sam Abernathy Books)
Author(s): Andrew Smith
ISBN: 1-5082-7732-X / 978-1-5082-7732-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Audio
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March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Size of the Truth: Sam Abernathy Books
Author(s): Andrew Smith
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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March 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Size of the Truth (Sam Abernathy Books)
Author(s): Andrew Smith
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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March 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Size of the Truth (Sam Abernathy Books)
Author(s): Andrew Smith
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK