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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.
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'Certifiably funny... Truckers is a gem' -- Lloyd Alexander, author of The Black Cauldron
'Witty, funny, wise and altogether delightful' -- Locus
This book was quite enjoyable. I don't like aliens and so did not finish it but it was clever and well thought out.
These books (Truckers, Diggers, and Wings) are a fun romp! Well thought out, well told, with a liberal dose of humor. Read morePublished on July 26 2001 by Kathy Carrington
'In the beginning was Arnold Bros. (est. 1904) and Arnold Bros. (est. 1904) created the store and everything in it. Read morePublished on June 13 1999
In Terry Pratchett's Gnome Classic Epic. A family of wild Gnomes lead by the brave Maskerlin become new arrivals inside the floor boards of a old superstore, only Maskerlin's black... Read morePublished on June 8 1999
Do read this book and the two following (Diggers Wings) if you want to learn a few things about humans, and human society. Read morePublished on May 19 1999 by Manfred Kraut
I really joined reading this book, as a child and now as an adult. I love the imaginative perspective Terry Pratchett gives on the world from the nomes point of view. Read morePublished on May 17 1999
Terry Pratchet has done very well with this one and I believe I shall read the other two from the trilogy of the adventurous nomes(Diggers and Wings). I find it hillarious. Read morePublished on April 23 1999