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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi Childrens; New Ed edition (29 April 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552551023
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552551021
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,365 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sir Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at 70 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages.

Sir Terry Pratchett died on 12th March 2015

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When Masklin and his tribe from the Outside first ventured into the world of Arnold Bros (est 1905) they heroically saved the nomes under the floorboards from certain death. But Masklin also made a discovery that was to change his life--Thing, the little black box he carried as a talisman, could speak and was ,in fact, awfully clever. So Masklin has no reason to doubt that Thing is telling the Truth when it speaks of a Ship which will take the nomes Home to their place in the Stars, and begins to seek a way of returning the nome race to its rightful place in the Universe. And if that means stealing Concorde, then so be it.

Pratchett does it again in this sublimely silly follow up to Truckers and Diggers, forcing the reader to gag on each giggle as this divine, ridiculously mad fantasy trilogy hurtles to its conclusion. --Susan Harrison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"The triumphant conclusion of his "nome" trilogy" (Independent)

"Splendid" (Daily Telegraph)

"Terry Pratchett once again succeeds in combining a subtle blend of humour, wisdom and naive simplicity" (School Librarian)

"Great stuff" (Junior Bookshelf)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Bill Crawford VINE VOICE on 26 Jun. 2011
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I have very recently (in last year) become a Sir Terry Pratchett fan, starting with "Going Postal" then a couple of other Discworld books, but this Bromeiad trilogy (Truckers, Diggers and Wings) is absolutely fantastic. A hugely engaging story for younger readers (say, 8 years+) but there are some very thought provoking themes about life and our place (as humans) in the grand scheme of things, that older readers will find engaging. This deeper aspect is not essential for younger readers to enjoy the story, but it might just get them thinking. The fact that these different aspects can be weaved together in one story (equally suitable for adults and juniors) so expertly, is a huge compliment to Sir Terry Pratchett. You really need to read the stories in the correct order (as noted above) as the trilogy is essentially one story broken into 3 volumes. I cannot recommend these books highly enough - all but the most cynical must surely enjoy reading this very rewarding trilogy. I hope you find this review helpful.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kurt A. Johnson on 9 April 2003
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In Diggers, the nomes living in a quarry found themselves besieged by humans. In the end, Masklin rescued them with nothing short of a miracle. This book is the story of that miracle.
This book is so funny that I often found myself laughing out loud while reading it. Not only that, the action is gripping, and the ending is touching. This book is a wonderful buy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. J. Aggas on 11 Jun. 2009
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Terry Pratchett, how does he keep up this high standard of writing and imagination.
Everyone seems to find there different levels to read, me i just like the parody to real life. Fantastic.
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By Sue on 14 May 2014
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This is the last book of the Bromeliad trilogy, written for children. In this book, Masklin and two other nomes make their way to Florida so that their computer can communicate with a space shuttle…

Very well written, with some humour and lots of wry observations of life, typical of Pratchett. Most enjoyable, and a great end to the trilogy. Much best to have read the other two books (Truckers and Diggers) first as it would not make much sense without them. suitable to read to children from the age of about six or seven, or for older children or teens (or, indeed, adults).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. keir on 13 Feb. 2009
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I was struggling to find something for my nine year old to read after she had red the Harry Potter books twice. These set of three did the job, she loves them.
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This was great fun to read. It was just as good as the first two books if not better. I think it was the most exciting book in the series. and a great ending to the trilogy. The book held my attention really well all the way through. I liked the ending as it was very exciting and left a really strong sense that the story still carries on going when you've finished the book. This series is definitely worth a read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. E. Hawes on 17 April 2009
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I enjoyed this book very much. A great end to the bromiliad trilogy. Book was in perfect condition.
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By S. P. FREEMAN on 23 Jun. 2014
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Brilliant Audio Book by Terry Pratchett and well red by Tony Robinson. Really entertaining as are all of the Terry Pratchett's books
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