Nation Hardcover - 2008
by Terry Pratchett
The author of the phenomenally successful Discworld series delivers the mesmerizing story of a boy whose journey to manhood requires the strength to defy expectations and the courage to forge new beliefs.
From the publisher
New York Times Bestseller * Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize * Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award * Michael L. Printz Medal honor winner
From the pen of Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the beloved and bestselling Discworld fantasy series, comes an epic adventure of survival that mixes hope, humor, and humanity.
When a giant wave destroys his village, Mau is the only one left. Daphne--a traveler from the other side of the globe--is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Separated by language and customs, the two are united by catastrophe. Slowly, they are joined by other refugees. And as they struggle to protect the small band, Mau and Daphne defy ancestral spirits, challenge death himself, and uncover a long-hidden secret that literally turns the world upside down.
Sir Terry also received a prestigious Printz Honor from the American Library Association for his novel Dodger.
From the rear cover
The sea has taken everything.
Mau is the only one left after a giant wave sweeps his island village away. But when much is taken, something is returned, and somewhere in the jungle Daphne--a girl from the other side of the globe--is the sole survivor of a ship destroyed by the same wave.
Together the two confront the aftermath of catastrophe. Drawn by the smoke of Mau and Daphne's sheltering fire, other refugees slowly arrive: children without parents, mothers without babies, husbands without wives--all of them hungry and all of them frightened. As Mau and Daphne struggle to keep the small band safe and fed, they defy ancestral spirits, challenge death himself, and uncover a long-hidden secret that literally turns the world upside down. . . .
Internationally revered storyteller Terry Pratchett presents a breathtaking adventure of survival and discovery, and of the courage required to forge new beliefs.
- Title Nation
- Author Terry Pratchett
- Binding Hardcover
- Edition First Edition
- Pages 384
- Volumes 1
- Language ENG
- Publisher Clarion Books, New York
- Date 2008
- ISBN 9780061433016 / 0061433012
- Weight 1.12 lbs (0.51 kg)
- Dimensions 8.86 x 6.34 x 1.21 in (22.50 x 16.10 x 3.07 cm)
- Ages 13 to UP years
- Grade levels 8 - UP
- Reading level 790
- Library of Congress subjects Interpersonal relations, Tsunamis
- Library of Congress Catalog Number 2008020211
- Dewey Decimal Code FIC
- ALA Best Books Young Adults, 03/15/2009, Page 16
- ALA Notable Children's Books, 03/15/2009, Page 24
- Asimov's Science Fiction, 12/01/2009, Page 107
- Booklist, 08/01/2008, Page 68
- Booklist Ed Choice Youth, 01/01/2009, Page 14
- Horn Book Magazine, 09/01/2008, Page 594
- Hornbook Guide to Children, 01/01/2009, Page 0
- Kirkus Review - Children, 08/15/2008, Page 892
- Library Journal, 12/09/2008, Page 0
- New York Times Book Review, 12/07/2008, Page 55
- Publishers Weekly, 08/11/2008, Page 47
- School Library Journal, 10/01/2008, Page 158
- SLJ's Best Books, 12/01/2008, Page 41
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