Home and Other Big Fat Lies

Jill Wolfson has woven together the stories of an irrepressible foster child and a deeply divided small town with incredible humor and compassion.

Home  and Other Big  Fat Lies

The new novel from Jill Wolfson—an exciting, fresh voice in middle-grade fiction Whitney has been in so many foster homes that she can give a complete rundown on the most common varieties of foster parents—from the look-on-the-bright-side types to those unfortunate examples of pure evil. But one thing she doesn't know much about is trees. This means heading for Foster Home #12 (which is all the way at the top of the map of California, where there looks to be nothing but trees) has Whitney feeling a little nervous. She is pretty sure that the middle of nowhere is going to be just one more place where a hyper, loud-mouthed kid who is messy and small for her age won't be welcome for long. Jill Wolfson has woven together the stories of an irrepressible foster child and a deeply divided small town with incredible humor and compassion.

Tall Tales Half Truths and Big Fat Lies

“Sir, I came here for another purpose, but I found you so intriguing that I
developed other thoughts which haunt me. I once knew a man who ... Then
without anymore talk, he took my arm and we entered his home. There, seated on
a ... but couldn't find it. To find you all here, somewhat Tall Tales, Half-Truths, and
Big Fat Lies!

Tall Tales  Half Truths  and Big Fat Lies

I listened to them speak their language and thought that I understood some of their tongue. Could this be? I ventured even closer and listened further. My heart was pounding with joy. Though these people were light years away from Mars, they possessed almost the same tongue language that we had learned in our lesser institutions on Mars. Imagine that? It seemed as though they now spoke about themselves and it was in an archaic mode of time, for they spoke of the quickness of their travel and the prominence of the Pharaoh Pharaoh? I once had read about such Pharaoh people in our history volumes, which lived on Mars thousands of years ago. I was beginning to now understand that this planet was not as progressed as Mars had been maybe this is good I thought, very well for us. "Thank you, Dargod," I whispered to myself. It was as though Dargod was always with me, wherever I went. I had been on Earth only three sunrises, and I had already found that this soil was like Mars's, only with different dimensions. The inhabitants here were nearly the same. But, were they friendly?

Big Fat Lies

Perhaps excess fat (and the "excess" is even debatable) is merely a symptom and not a problem unto itself. This is a must-read for anyone questioning mainstream beliefs about health, weight, and the future of humanity.

Big Fat Lies

Fat is Bad...Right? As a society, we now have a new form of sanctioned bigotry: fat intolerance. We're told over and over again that more people worldwide are fatter than ever before in history and that's a huge problem! Why? Simply because "fat is bad." There's an obesity epidemic going around and we've got to do something about it, quick! It's been assumed that the winning solution is to eat less and exercise more. But have we even agreed on the problem? Is fat really all that bad? Better Health is Only a Liposuction Away We have assumed that being lazy leads to fatness and fatness leads to sickness...but is it true? The reasoning behind coercing all us fatties to lose weight is under the guise of better health. But it turns out that blaming fatness for sickness is a view unsupported by scientific literature. Somewhere along the lines, the correlation between weight and illness was fabricated and we've been believing it ever since. And I know what you're thinking: what about heart disease? What about diabetes? Well, if losing weight actually healed these diseases, wouldn't liposuction do the job? Turns out it doesn't. So there must be something else going on here. The Great Fat Conspiracy In Big Fat Lies, author Joey Lott takes on the big (no pun intended) beast of the so-called "obesity epidemic," questioning everything we've come to assume about fatness. He goes on to bust apart prevailing food myths and breaks down the theory that fat is bad, one calorie at a time. The book begs the question: might the diseases we're attributing to weight gain actually be attributed to other facts, like psychological stress, insufficient sleep, radiation exposure, pharmaceutical drugs, and environmental chemical exposure, all of which have increased over the last few decades? Perhaps excess fat (and the "excess" is even debatable) is merely a symptom and not a problem unto itself. This is a must-read for anyone questioning mainstream beliefs about health, weight, and the future of humanity.

Signal Journal

Home , and Other Big , Fat Lies By Jill Wolfson Henry Holt and Co. , 2006 , 224
pp . , $ 16.95 Relationships / Nature / Foster Children ISBN : 978-0-805-07670-7
Especially appropriate for middle - school boys , this book will be accessible to ...

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The Publishers Weekly

(10-up) Home and Other Big, Fat Lies ($16.95) by Jill Wolfson. Has a girl who has
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At the heart of the story are profound questions that readers will enjoy puzzling
out . " Booklist Wolfson , Jill Home , and other big , fat lies . Henry Holt 2006 281p
$ 16 . 95 Grades : 5 6 7 8 Fic 1 . Foster home care - Fiction 2 . Nature - Fiction 3 .

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