“It’s witty and wise, but it leaves its young readers enough room for a newly formed opinion or two as they think about its themes of love, loss, loyalty, courage, religion and nationhood.”
“An enchanting novel . . . Terry Pratchett is one of the most interesting and critically under-rated novelists we have.”
— The Times
“Pratchett is, like Mark Twain or Jonathan Swift, not just a great writer but also an original thinker.”
— GuardianFrom the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Sir Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular authors writing in the UK today. He is the acclaimed creator of the Discworld(R) series, the first title in which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. Worldwide sales of his books are in excess of 65 million, and they have been translated into 36 languages. He has written a number of titles for younger readers, including The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, which won the Carnegie Medal in the UK, and Nation, which was a Printz Honor Book in the US. He was awarded an OBE in 1998, and a Knighthood in 2009 for his services to literature. Tony Robinson, successful writer, actor and documentary-maker, star of radio, TV and theatre, is well known for his popular TV series Time Team and his role as Baldrick in Blackadder.