Finding himself alone on a desert island when everything and everyone he knows and loved has been washed away in a huge storm, Mau is the last surviving member of his nation. He's also completely alone - or so he thinks until he finds the ghost girl. She has no toes and wears strange lacy... show more
Finding himself alone on a desert island when everything and everyone he knows and loved has been washed away in a huge storm, Mau is the last surviving member of his nation. He's also completely alone - or so he thinks until he finds the ghost girl. She has no toes and wears strange lacy trousers like the grandfather bird.
Publish date: October 7th 2008
Edition language: English
I read this with my teenage son and it says much for the late Pratchett's ability to speak to a broad audience that this story was immediately hailed as "the best book ever....well so far". So what was it that resonated so notably with that most challenging of all readers - the adolescent male? Clea...
2016 Re-read for Sci Fi/Fantasy book club.Seriously, does anyone else want to kick the Nobel Prize committee for not giving Pratchett the award? I wish this novel had been around when I was a kid.older reviewPhilip Pullman is known, perhaps infamously, for His Dark Materials trilogy, which has been ...
It was...interesting. In an alternate universe, a plague ravages the known world, and leaves a duke who was 139th in line for accession King of England. Of course, he doesn't realize this because... The heroine - a young girl cursed with the name Ermintrude is off on adventure at her father's be...
“Thinking. This book contains some. Whether you try it at home is up to you.” Mau was on his way back to his tiny island after his coming-of-age trial. He was supposed to be a man once he returned safely to the island. However, once there, he discovered that everyone had been swept away by the huge ...
I have read everything Terry Pratchett has written(except for The Carpet People,Dark Side of the Sun & the last 2 in the Johnny series),even Where's my Cow! I love him and love the discworld books but I have to say this may be one of my all time favorite books by him and that's saying alot!! The s...
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