The Bromeliad Trilogy: Truckers/diggers/wings

Hardcover | October 31, 2003

byTerry Pratchett

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In a world whose seasons are defined by Christmas sales and Spring Fashions, hundreds of tiny nomes live in the corners and crannies of a human-run department store. They have made their homes beneath the floorboards for generations and no longer remember -- or even believe in -- life beyond the Store walls.

Until the day a small band of nomes arrives at the Store from the Outside. Led by a young nome named Masklin, the Outsiders carry a mysterious black box (called the Thing), and they deliver devastating news: In twenty-one days, the Store will be destroyed.

Now all the nomes must learn to work together, and they must learn to think -- and to think BIG.

Part satire, part parable, and part adventure story par excellence, master storyteller Terry Pratchett’s engaging trilogy traces the nomes’ flight and search for safety, a search that leads them to discover their own astonishing origins and takes them beyond their wildest dreams.

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In a world whose seasons are defined by Christmas sales and Spring Fashions, hundreds of tiny nomes live in the corners and crannies of a human-run department store. They have made their homes beneath the floorboards for generations and no longer remember -- or even believe in -- life beyond the Store walls.Until the day a small band o...

Terry Pratchett, April 28, 1948 - Terry Pratchett was born April 28 1948 in Beaconsfield, Bucks County. In 1959, he attended High Wycombe Technical High School rather than the local school because he felt 'woodwork would be more fun than Latin.'His short story "The Hades Business" was published in the school magazine when he was thirte...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:502 pages, 9.35 × 6.23 × 1.59 inPublished:October 31, 2003Publisher:Harpercollins PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060094931

ISBN - 13:9780060094935

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this book Terry Pratchett is on my list of top 3 favorite authors and this book was the one that got me hooked. I always recommend it to people who are unfamiliar with his work. Terry Pratchett is to fantasy what Douglas Adams is to Sci Fi.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of Pratchet's Best! I have to say that this trilogy is my favourite of Terry Pratchett's books. It is all about Nomes a race of tiny people that live among humans, but that we don't know about. (well we have an idea and build garden sculptures) They are able to get about unseen because they move at lightening speed, while we are great big slow lumbering creatures, who they suspect, are a bit "slow". These are three separate books, Truckers being the first, about their world and their quest to find a safe place to live. The humour is quite wonderful, and their view of our world from a different angle is very funny. Even if you aren't a huge DiscWorld fan (and I don't like all of that series) you will love this book, it keeps you reading as you wonder what will happen next.
Date published: 2011-03-01

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“A wry tongue-in-cheek fantasy…which unhesitatingly lampoons the ingrained habits and complacent attitudes found in any society.”