On the day the world ends . . .. . . Mau is on his way home from the Boys' Island. Soon he will be a man. And then the wave comes - a huge wave, dragging black night behind it and bringing a schooner which sails over and through the island rainforest. The village has gone. The Nation as it was... show more
On the day the world ends . . .. . . Mau is on his way home from the Boys' Island. Soon he will be a man. And then the wave comes - a huge wave, dragging black night behind it and bringing a schooner which sails over and through the island rainforest. The village has gone. The Nation as it was has gone. Now there's just Mau, who wears barely anything, a trouserman girl who wears far too much, and an awful lot of big misunderstandings . . .Wise, witty and filled with Terry Pratchett's inimitable comic satire, this is a terrific adventure that - quite literally - turns the world upside down.
Publish date: September 11th 2008
Publisher: RHCP Digital
Pages no: 432
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...
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“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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