The Lie Tree

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Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is reliable, dull, trustworthy a proper young lady who knows her place as inferior to men. But inside, Faith is full of questions and curiosity, and she cannot resist mysteries: an unattended envelope, an unlocked door. She knows secrets no one suspects her of knowing. She knows that her family moved to the close-knit island of Vane because her famous scientist father was fleeing a reputation-destroying scandal. And she knows, when her father is discovered dead shortly thereafter, that he was murdered.

Statementby Frances Hardinge
The Physical Object
Pagination377 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27206703M
ISBN 101419718959
ISBN 139781419718953
OCLC/WorldCa1001855804

"The Lie Tree" shares the rich, cerebral atmosphere and feminist bent of Andrea Barrett's history-of-science-inspired fiction for adults, weaving it all together with gossamer fairy-tale thread.

The book's title refers to a plant — Faith's father's secret discovery — that withers in the light and feeds off of by: 1. The Lie Tree is the third title I have read by British author Frances Hardinge and I am as struck with it as I was by the other two.

But first, the premise. Faith and her family move to an unnamed island under the shadow of a scandal that accompanies her father’s anthropological findings/5.

"The Lie Tree" shares the rich, cerebral atmosphere and feminist bent of Andrea Barrett's history-of-science-inspired fiction for adults, weaving it all together with gossamer fairy-tale thread. The book's title refers to a plant — Faith's father's secret discovery — that withers in the light and feeds off of lies/5(5).

The Lie Tree is so much more than a marvellous mystery story. Within the pages the reader finds the unique concept of a Lie Tree and an underlying theme of the profound inner strength of women. In the past women had to be clever in secret. Finding subtle ways to pursue knowledge, often hiding their strengths and displaying weakness/5().

Parents need to know that The Lie Tree, by Frances Hardinge, is a Victorian fantasy/mystery featuring a resourceful female teen sleuth. The novel was selected as the Costa Book of the Year; these awards are given to the most outstanding books by authors based in the United Kingdom and Ireland.5/5.

WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR"A hugely talented writer of tireless invention and prose" Guardian "Brilliant, dark, thrilling, utterly original" Patrick NessThe Lie Tree is a wonderfully 4/5(28). Although The The Lie Tree book Tree initially appears to be an historical suspense novel, it is the Lie Tree itself—a fantastical, almost mythological invention—that steers it into other territory.

What does the Lie Tree represent to each of the characters who knows about it. The Lie Tree is a children’s fantasy novel published by Frances Hardinge in Set in the patriarchal, scientific society of the Victorian era in Great Britain, it follows Faith Sunderly, a teenager whose father dies of unknown causes when the Sunderly family relocates from Kent to the remote island of Vane.

Find books like The Lie Tree from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked The Lie Tree The Lie Tree book liked: The Sledding Hill, After. The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric novel by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly By Night.

Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree/5(). THE LIE TREE by The tree exerts a malevolent force, but it also unleashes the true Faith as she navigates complex social and political machinations, with only the reluctant aid of the son of the local clergyman.

In lesser hands, this might be crowded; instead, Hardinge creates a fierce, unlikable heroine navigating a rapidly changing world. The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric novel by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly By 's 4/5(28).

The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric novel by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly By Night. Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his. The Lie Tree, Hardinge’s seventh novel, opens with the Sunderly family decamping from Kent to the isolated island of Vale.

Faith discovers that the underlying motive for this abrupt move is to Author: Linda Buckley-Archer. A deliciously creepy novel from Frances Hardinge, the award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly By Night, and winner of the Costa Best Book of the Year prize. The Lie Tree - Ebook written by Frances Hardinge.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Lie Tree.4/5(30). The Lie Tree is a masterfully written book, with many bold ideas that bring the novel together.

The main differentiator between other historical fiction books is the fact that there is an aspect of fantasy mixed in to the story.

It is definitely hard to write a story centered on such an idea as a tree of lies, but the fact that she did is what.

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The Lie Tree won the Costa (formerly Whitbread) Book of the Year Award in the UK, one of the few book awards I know of that pits children’s books against adult books.

With all the trash articles about young adult literature being published now, it’s not hard to surmise that few adult readers would place a children’s book above an adult.

Frances Hardinge is the winner of the Costa Book of the Year and Costa Children’s Book Awards for The Lie Tree.

She is the author of several books for children, including Cuckoo Song (five starred reviews, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal), The Lost Conspiracy (five starred reviews, Los Angeles Times Book Award Finalist), Fly by Night.

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge.

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When year-old Faith’s scientist father is accused of trying to pass off read more. When year-old Faith’s scientist father is accused of trying to pass off a fake fossil as authentic, public censure prompts the family to move from their Kent home to the site of an archaeological dig on a sparsely populated island.

The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric novel by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly By Night.

Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree/5(K). In Hardinge’s (Cuckoo Song) superb tale of overarching ambition and crypto-botany, which recently won the Costa Book Award in the U.K., the Reverend Erasmus Sunderly, an eminent if unpleasant.

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This book trailer is for The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge. To see the works cited list, please go to   What’s most striking about The Lie Tree is that, at face value, this is perhaps Frances Hardinge’s least fantastical book.

The most obvious fantasy elements of the plot don’t come into play well into the second half of the novel and even by them, the story remains a murder mystery with a. The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge has been reviewed by Focus on the Family’s marriage and parenting magazine.

Plot Summary On the outside, Faith Sunderly is. The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric novel by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly By Night.

Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree.

The lie tree is an interesting mystery book about a girl called Faith, her father and his mysterious plant. When the father goes out one night and doesn't return faith and her family know a little bit about what happened to him however tell everyone a different story to keep their reputation up.4/5(42).

Frances Hardinge (born ) is a British children's writer. Her debut novel, Fly By Night, won the Branford Boase Award and was listed as one of the School Library Journal Best Books, while her novel The Lie Tree won the Costa Book Award, the first children's book to do so since Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass in She has also been shortlisted for and received a number Genre: Young adult fiction.

In pursuit of justice and revenge, Faith hunts through her father's possessions and discovers a strange tree. The tree bears fruit only when she whispers a lie to it. The fruit of the tree, when eaten, delivers a hidden truth. The tree might hold the key to her father's murder - or it.

The Lie Tree tells the story of Faith, a bright year-old girl who wants to follow in her father’s footsteps and study natural science.

Frances Hardinge talks about her ideas and inspirations behind The Lie Tree - the Costa Book of the Year. You can find out more about The Lie Tree here.The said book has also been nominated for James Herbert Award, British Science Fiction Association Award (Best Novel), The Magnolia Award, and Milwaukee County Teen Book Award.

Frances Hardinge’s book, titled The Lie Tree, clinched the Costa Book Awards, in the Children’s category.The Lie Tree has 1 reviews and 1 ratings. Reviewer kj wrote: Lie Tree I have to admit is a very boring book in the first 70 pages.

You will completely want to just through the book away and stomp on it. It is a complex novel with very dry adjectives, verbs, and parts of speech. Soon during the book you 3/5(1).