The Book of Lies by James Moloney

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The newest boy at Mrs. Timmins's Home for Orphans and Foundlings awakes at first light with no name and no memory. But a strange girl who hides among the shadows of the orphanage tells him that a mysterious wizard's creation, the Book of Lies, holds the answers, and then gives him one clue: "Your name is Marcel."

With that knowledge, and the help of three new friends, Marcel begins a quest to find the truth about his real identity—a truth that is hidden in the Book of Lies. As Marcel learns more about his past, he realizes that truth can change at any moment and can be manipulated by anyone, and he begins to wonder if the old book's so-called magical truth might be the greatest lie of all.

 

About James Moloney

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James Moloney was born in Sydney, Australia in 1954. He was a teacher for many years before becoming a full-time writer. He writes fiction for young adults and children. Moloney's titles include Dougy, Gracey, Crossfire, the Pipe, the House on River Terrace, and Touch Me. In 1996, he won a Children Book of the Year Award for Swashbuckler and A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove also won a Children's Book of the Year Award in 1997 in addition to the Children's Literature Peace Prize and the Family Award.
 
Published May 26, 2004 by HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd. 416 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This walloping good read will have special appeal for boys, but the importance of Nicola to the plot will engage female interest as well.

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A boy is brought to an orphanage and implanted with a false memory and given the name Marcel.

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A boy is brought to an orphanage and implanted with a false memory and given the name Marcel.

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More determined than ever to reveal his history, Marcel, with the help of Bea, steals the strange book to look for answers.

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