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When Charlie Eggleston stumbles out of Mr. Elives' Magic Shop clutching the skull of truth, he has no idea the grisly object will force him to tell the truth and nothing but the truth. That would be trouble enough for a kid who has been a chronic liar since second grade. Stir in a pair of talking rats, the fact that the skull itself is a real chatterbox, and the appalling discovery that the truth curse is infecting his entire family, and you can see why Charlie's life is getting more complicated by the minute. Before his adventures are over, Charlie will discover the skull's startling identity, learn painful truths about people he loves, and come face to face with the strangest truth of all.

©1997 Bruce Coville (P)2016 Full Cast Audio

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excellent!

wonderful exploration of the facets of truth through a kid's eyes. excellent performance by the full cast