||A young girl named Samantha--Sam for short--is known for telling lies. Her father says that Sam lies so much that she can no longer tell the difference between what's real and what are made-up "moonshines." When one of Sam's moonshines almost results in disaster, she learns the importance of telling the truth, but still manages to preserve her wonderful imagination. Three-color illustrations accompany the text. Winner of the 1967 Caldecott Medal.
||On a small island, near a large harbor, there once lived a fisherman's little daughter (named Samantha, but always called Sam), who had the reckless habit of lying.
||Samantha (known as Sam) is a fisherman's daughter who dreams rich and lovely dreams--moonshine, her father says. When her tall stories bring disaster to her friend Thomas and her cat Bangs, Sam learns to distinguish between moonshine and reality. A Caldecott Medal winner.