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The Bromeliad Trilogy

The Bromeliad Trilogy

Book - 2003
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In a world whose seasons are defined by Christmas sales and Spring Fashions, hundreds of tiny nomes live in the corners and crannies of a human-run department store. They have made their homes beneath the floorboards for generations and no longer remember -- or even believe in -- life beyond the Store walls.

Until the day a small band of nomes arrives at the Store from the Outside. Led by a young nome named Masklin, the Outsiders carry a mysterious black box (called the Thing), and they deliver devastating news: In twenty-one days, the Store will be destroyed.

Now all the nomes must learn to work together, and they must learn to think -- and to think BIG.

Part satire, part parable, and part adventure story par excellence, master storyteller Terry Pratchett's engaging trilogy traces the nomes' flight and search for safety, a search that leads them to discover their own astonishing origins and takes them beyond their wildest dreams.

Publisher: New York :, HarperCollins Publishers,, [2003]
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780060094935
Branch Call Number: J SF
Characteristics: 502 pages ; 24 cm


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Nov 10, 2020

The author's writing style lends itself so well to the premise that you often forget that this is meant to be a book for a younger audience. Tackling important issues such as the role of faith in a society built on science and the application of a gnu to a delicate situation, this set of novels are a wonderfully grounded take on a whimsical setting. A must-read for any Pratchett fan or lover of the little people.

Mar 23, 2019

Hilarious and thought provoking. Would be a terrific read aloud book for younger children.


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