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Wings: The Third Book of the Nomes (The Nome Trilogy) [Paperback]

Terry Pratchett
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1 Sep 1991 The Nome Trilogy
Somewhere in a place so far up there is no down, a ship is waiting to take the nomes home - back to wherever they came from. And one nome, Masklin, knows that they've got to try and contact this ship. It means getting to Florida (wherever that is), then getting to the launch of a communications satellite (whatever that is). A ridiculous plan. Impossible. But Masklin doesn't know this, so he tries to do it anyway. And the first step is to try and hitch a ride on a new kind of truck, a truck with wings - Concorde...The hilarious and imaginative sequel to Truckers and Diggers.

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi Childrens; New edition edition (1 Sep 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552526495
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552526494
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 10.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 892,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he is the author of fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is 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.

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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


"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) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A triumph for nome-kind! 9 April 2003
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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5.0 out of 5 stars sublime 26 Jun 2011
By Bill Crawford VINE VOICE
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Wings and all 11 Jun 2009
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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I enjoyed this book very much. A great end to the bromiliad trilogy. Book was in perfect condition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wings 13 Feb 2009
By A. keir
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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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 8 July 2014
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Usual class from Terry
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 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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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable for all ages 14 May 2014
By Sue
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
Another excellent book from terry pratchet continuing the series, I should of read it years ago, I wonder where the series will go next
Published 3 months ago by jeff
5.0 out of 5 stars Wings
read all the book of the Nomes loved them all wanted to know more about them and where they came from.
Published 3 months ago by MJLJ Hutchinson
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It is so brilliant I love you Terry Pratchett.He seems to be able to write so brilliantly for both adults and children
Published 6 months ago by Mr M P Gaskell
5.0 out of 5 stars read in two days
Brilliant take human failings and successes and transpose them so that we look on from afar. What skill well done Mr Prattchett
Published 10 months ago by Jürgen
5.0 out of 5 stars terry pratchett wow
have read this series time and time again now our grandchildren are reading them interesting remarkable imaginative and very very funy
Published 12 months ago by jilllewis
5.0 out of 5 stars A great ending to the trillogy!
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. Read more
Published 13 months ago by L. R. Pritchett
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
I know these books are badged as being for children. However, Terry Pratchett works on so many levels there is plenty here to keep an adult amused.
Published 13 months ago by RICHARD J DRAKE
5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent conclusion
Marisa Parrington.
Even though it's over 20 years since I read the first book, the characters remained fresh and I was able to pick everything up where i's finished and enjoy... Read more
Published 14 months ago by marisa parrington
5.0 out of 5 stars Terry Pratchett - Wings
I bought this because I am an avid Terry Pratchett fan and whilst I own all of the Discworld novels I have now bought all of his other books.
Published 16 months ago by Ned Ludgate
4.0 out of 5 stars Wings carries the Nome saga even further
The third instalment of the Nome saga leads on were Diggers left off. This is the type of book that lets you know just how good a writter Pratchett is. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Paul Bain
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