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Truckers [Hardcover]

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From Publishers Weekly

British author Pratchett's first YA novel is a rollicking tale about a race of "nomes"--little people who came from outer space and now live under the floorboards of a department store. Since the store is about to be demolished, the nomes must be convinced to move out, even though most of them don't believe in such a thing as Outside. After all, the store has "Everything Under One Roof!" In a story reminiscent of Mary Norton's The Borrowers , Pratchett has added distinctive touches of his own to the hilarious complications that ensue. One of the novel's greatest strengths is the depiction of the civilization the nomes have built for themselves, including an intricate religion based on advertising signs. hung in the store. Truckers is funny enough to warrant sequels (at least one more tale is promised), but a clearer resolution would have made this a more satisfying read. Ages 10-up.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

Review

"Certifiably funny ... Truckers is a gem" -- Lloyd Alexander, Author Of "The Black Cauldron" "Terry Pratchett treats absurd subjects with meticulous care, cutting no corners on plot or character, respecting his readers' intelligence while he tickles them into fits of laughter ... Witty, funny, wise and altogether delightful" Locus "The Bromeliad is both funny and exciting and definitely suitable for kids aged from nine to ninety" RTE Guide 20070602 --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

From the Publisher

The first title in a marvellously inventive fantasy trilogy.

Shortlisted for the Smarties Prize --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

'Outside! What's it like?' Masklin looked blank 'Well,' he said. 'It's sort of big -' To the thousands of tiny nomes who live under the floorboards of a large department store, there is no Outside. Things like Day and Night, Sun and Rain are just daft old legends.

Then a devastating piece of news shatters their existence: the Store - their whole world - is to be demolished. And it's up to Masklin, one of the last nomes to come into the Store, to mastermind an unbelievable escape plan that will take all the nomes into the dangers of the great Outside...

Tony Robinson, successful writer, actor and documentary-maker. Star of radio, TV and theatre. Well-known for the popular TV series Time Team and his roles as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Maid Marion and Her Merry Men and Baldrick in Blackadder.

Abridged, running time approximately 3 hours --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

About the Author

TERRY PRATCHETT is one of the most popular authors writing today. He lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire and says he 'doesn't want to get a life, because it feels as though he's trying to lead three already'. He was appointed OBE in 1998. He is the author of the phenomenally successful Discworld series and his trilogy for young readers, The Bromeliad, is scheduled to be adapted into a spectacular animated movie. His first Discworld novel for children, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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