The Resource The lie tree, Frances Hardinge

The lie tree, Frances Hardinge

Label
The lie tree
Title
The lie tree
Statement of responsibility
Frances Hardinge
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 tree only grows healthy and bears fruit if you whisper a lie to it. The fruit of the tree, when eaten, will deliver a hidden truth to the person who consumes it. The bigger the lie, the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered. The girl realizes that she is good at lying and that the tree might hold the key to her father's murder, so she begins to spread untruths far and wide across her small island community. But as the tree bears more and more fruit, she discovers something terrifying - that her lies were closer to the truth than she imagined
Summary
On an island off the south coast of Victorian England, fourteen-year-old Faith investigates the mysterious death of her father, who was involved in a scandal, and discovers a tree that feeds upon lies and gives those who eat its fruit visions of truth
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2017
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2017
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2016
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry, 2016.
  • Costa Book of the Year Award, 2015
  • Costa Children's Book Award, 2015.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature, 2016.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2017.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10471714
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hardinge, Frances
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
860
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Costsa Book Awards
  • Integrity
  • Trees
  • Fruit
  • Truth
  • Literary prize winners
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The lie tree, Frances Hardinge
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
409 pages
Isbn
9781447264101
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The lie tree, Frances Hardinge
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
409 pages
Isbn
9781447264101
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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