Truckers (Bromeliad Trilogy Series #1)

Truckers (Bromeliad Trilogy Series #1)

by Terry Pratchett

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Overview

They're four inches tall
in a human-sized world.

Under the floorboards of the Store is a world of four-inch-tall nomes that humans never see. It is commonly known among these nomes that Arnold Bros. created the Store for them to live in, and he declared: "Everything Under One Roof." Therefore there can be no such thing as Outside. It just makes sense.

That is, until the day a group of nomes arrives on a truck, claiming to be from Outside, talking about Day and Night and Snow and other crazy legends. And they soon uncover devastating news: The Store is about to be demolished. It's up to Masklin, one of the Outside nomes, to devise a daring escape plan that will forever change the nomes' vision of the world. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060094966
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/13/2004
Series: Bromeliad Trilogy Series , #1
Edition description: First HarperTrophy Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE, was the author of more than 70 books, including the internationally bestselling Discworld series of novels. His books have been adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. In January 2009, Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry, who lived in England, died in March 2015 at the age of 66.

Hometown:

Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

Date of Birth:

April 28, 1948

Place of Birth:

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England

Education:

Four honorary degrees in literature from the universities of Portsmouth, Bristol, Bath and Warwick

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Truckers (Bromeliad Trilogy Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Momof5MI More than 1 year ago
This is a fun story about a group of "nomes" who live (in hiding) in a department store and must escape to "Outside" when they discover the store is closing. We loved Terry Pratchett's other books for children/young adults, particularly The Wee Free Men on audio as read by Stephen Briggs. This one is similarly clever and tongue-in-cheek to please Pratchett fans, but I would say not his best. This audio version is, I think, from the UK and is a bit disconcerting because it starts with no introduction or anything, and ends just as abruptly. Still, the cassettes were in fine shape and the reader was reasonably good. We enjoyed this on a recent car trip (kids ages 8-12) and would recommend it, just would recommend Pratchett's other work even more highly.
SimoneA on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this satirical children's series from Terry Pratchett. The first book makes fun of religion, which made me laugh out loud a few times.
shavienda on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Engaging little gnomes discover theres more to the world than they can see, and even if they are quite literal about it theres more than one meaning to what they do see.
thioviolight on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm really loving Terry Pratchett's work! [i]Truckers[/i] is the first book in [i]The Bromeliad Trilogy[/i]. That it was written for children does not diminish the fact that it's a highly entertaining comic fantasy that even grown-ups will enjoy. The book is very witty and clever, and there were many laugh-out-loud moments for me. Once begun, I found it hard to put down. Highly recommended!
webtarkeena on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Classic, highly enjoyable, always recommended Pratchett. Not Discworld, this time, but our own, which we apparently share with a race of 4-inch high gnomes that just want a safe place to call home.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago