Author(s): Jonah Winter
In this spare, ingenious story that reads like a modern-day parable, follow a sad little fact that is locked away for telling the truth. In its underground prison, it meets other facts, all hidden away because they could not lie. Finally, with the help of a few skillful fact finders, the facts are able to spread truth--something that ultimately can't be denied. Though some people continue to ignore them, the facts are out in the world, ready for anyone who wants to hear, because "a fact is a fact," and that's that.
Kathleen's review - I love the illustrations in this book, and the author has told a truth about government repression in such a simple way that will appeal to children and adults alike. Brilliant!