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The Lie Tree: Illustrated Edition

Written by Frances Hardinge

Illustrated by Chris Riddell

The Lie Tree: Illustrated Edition Synopsis

Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015, The Lie Tree is a dark and powerful novel from universally acclaimed author, Frances Hardinge, and illustrated by Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell. It was not enough. All knowledge - any knowledge - called to Faith, and there was a delicious, poisonous pleasure in stealing it unseen. Faith has a thirst for science and secrets that the rigid confines of her class cannot suppress. And so it is that she discovers her disgraced father's journals, filled with the scribbled notes and theories of a man driven close to madness. Tales of a strange tree which, when told a lie, will uncover a truth: the greater the lie, the greater the truth revealed to the liar. Faith's search for the tree leads her into great danger - for where lies seduce, truths shatter . . . The Lie Tree: Illustrated Edition is packed full of gorgeous black and white illustrations by triple Kate Greenaway Medal winning-illustrator, Chris Riddell, author of the Goth Girl and Ottoline series. 'Brilliant, dark, thrilling, utterly original' Patrick Ness, author of A Monster Calls. 'The Lie Tree is a wonder. I can't think of anyone who would not love this story' Matt Haig, author of The Humans.

The Lie Tree: Illustrated Edition Press Reviews

A new novel by Hardinge is always an event and this latest has her usual precision and originality of language, while telling an absorbing historical tale. * Sunday Times * The Lie Tree is a fantastic story. It is an important book, not only because it is a great narrative, with great characterization, but because its central message of possibility for an intelligent girl who is out of touch for the age in which she lives is a very important one and relevant for today. -- James Heneage, Chair of the Costa Judges Stylishly imaginative. * New Statesman * Throwing evolution, feminism and revenge tragedy together, The Lie Tree is a thrilling, gleamingly involving novel that anyone might enjoy, with gorgeous, lush writing matched by a vividly hooking plot. -- Philip Womack * The Literary Review * This historical fantasy, written with Hardinge's rare precision and originality of language, illuminates the Victorian age and resonates for ours. -- Nicolette Jones * The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Year * A substantial text that is complex and intelligent: a lustrous, delicious romp about evolution and feminism . . . The vivid, beautifully powerful whole plays with genre, language and expectation. -- Philip Womack * Daily Telegraph * A sinuously beguiling tale of faith, science and murder. * Sunday Times News Review * I loved this book so much. -- Lucy Mangan Brilliant, dark, thrilling, utterly original. -- Patrick Ness Hardinge writes with energy and verve. * The Times * Hardinge is a hugely talented writer of tireless invention and prose. * Guardian * Fun and ingenious, with plenty of cliffhangers [and] a healthy dash of feminism. * Guardian Review *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509837557
Publication date: 20th October 2016
Author: Frances Hardinge
Illustrator: Chris Riddell
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 496 pages

About Frances Hardinge

Frances Hardinge won the Branford Boase First Novel Award in 2006 with her debut, Fly By Night. Her subsequent novels, including Cuckoo Song and A Face like Glass are universally critically acclaimed and have been shortlisted for multiple awards, including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the CILIP Carnegie Medal. The Lie Tree,winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015 and the Sunday Times Children's Book of the Year 2015 is her seventh novel. Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for ...

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